Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku alternated scientifically in the second half of the season, which contributed to Inter turning things around. However, neither is certain to stay put for 2023/2024.
According to Sky, the Bosnian marksman, whose contract is up at the end of June, received a two-year offer from Fenerbahce. He’d like to remain in Milan, but the numbers and terms would have to be similar. Instead, the Nerazzurri tendered an annual pact, reducing his current €5M salary.
Inter will have to make an effort to keep Dzeko, while the negotiation with Chelsea to retain Lukaku will start from scratch. They can lean on his desire to return. However, they’d like to pay less than the €20M they shelled out to have him on loan in the past campaign, TuttoSport informs.
The Blues are keen on a few of their players, and the deal could expand to them. Denzel Dumfries stated he would stay following the Champions League final. Instead, André Onana was coyer about his future. The Nerazzurri have taken an interest in Hertha Berlin’s Dodi Lukebakio as a backup option, especially should they part ways with Joaquin Correa. They are also keen on Mateo Retegui and Gianluca Scamacca.
Our Take on the Inter Attack
It doesn’t look like the Nerazzurri will have much to spend for the umpteenth window in a row, so they’d better hold onto their own. If they don’t insist on Dzeko, it means that they have a pretty good indication that Lukaku will eventually come back; otherwise, it’d be too expensive to replace both.
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