Inter and Chelsea Schedule New Round of Negotiations

Inter and Chelsea will have a summit shortly after the Champions League to discuss a few players. The Blues are keen on André Onana, but the Nerazzurri demand a hefty fee to let him go after just one season. Conversely, the Serie A giants wish to keep ahold of Romelu Lukaku.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, La Beneamata wants no less than €60M to part ways with the goalkeeper. On the other hand, the Premier League side has a few aces up their sleeve to use as bargaining chips that could sway the counterparty. The Italian club tracked Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah in the past. They need reinforcements in those roles.

Per La Repubblica (via Calciomercato), Chelsea could even tender Kalidou Koulibaly as a makeweight to convince Inter to sell Onana. He’d head back to Italy on loan, along with Lukaku, plus a robust monetary fee. The Nerazzurri would register a massive gain since the Cameroonian international joined on a free.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chalobah would be happy to join and would be a strong fit for a three-man defense. Instead, the future of the ex-Napoli ace hinges on the plans of recently-hired coach Mauricio Pochettino. He could be made available after a so-so campaign.

A possible hint of the outcome of the conversations between Inter and Chelsea comes from the fact that the former ramped up their chase of Empoli’s Guglielmo Vicario. He would be top of the list if they needed a new starting-caliber shot-stopper, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

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