Football NewsGiuseppe Marotta says Romelu Lukaku is not for sale
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Chelsea is hoping to convince Inter to sell Romelu Lukaku with a big bid this summer.


The forward will not be allowed to leave in the near future

The Premier League side is ready to offer Marcos Alonso to the Serie A side in exchange for the forward. Chelsea believe they can benefit from Inter’s financial difficulties and that the big offer will force them to consider letting the Belgian star leave.

Romelu Lukaku said last week that he is gearing up for a new season with the Italian champions after he returned to training, suggesting he wants to stay. Meanwhile, Inter’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta insisted the forward would not be allowed to leave anytime soon, saying Romelu Lukaku is not for sale. Romelu Lukaku is an important piece of the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.


Why so much interest in Romelu Lukaku?

The Stamford Bridge side is on the hunt for a new hitter after seeing Olivier Giroud leave this summer. Chelsea already have Harry Kane and Erling Haaland on the target list, but Borussia Dortmund is unwilling to sell the former during this transfer window and Tottenham is preventing their star man from joining London rivals.

The 28-year-old Romelu Lukaku has become one of the world’s best strikers in recent years. Romelu scored 24 goals and recorded 11 assists in Serie A last season as the Nerazzurri secured the league title. Only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in the Italian top race in 2020-21.


Romelu activities in Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but was unable to secure a spot for himself. He ended up moving to West Brom on a one-year lease in 2012, then moving to Everton a year later. Romelu Lukaku then joined Toffees permanently, leaving Chelsea with just 15 competitive appearances for his name and no goals.