Inter Growing Confident of Romelu Lukaku Return

Last season’s Serie A runners-up Inter are growing increasingly confident about re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea. As per reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano, new Stamford Bridge owner Todd Boehly is open to borrowing the underperforming Blues star to the Giuseppe Meazza outfit.

Chelsea dashed out a club-record £97.5m transfer fee to bring Lukaku back to London last summer. After an inspiring two-year spell at Inter, many expected the Belgium international to thrive at the Bridge.

However, Lukaku’s second spell at Chelsea has not gone according to plan. The 29-year-old struggled for impact in the Premier League. An underwhelming scoring return of eight goals from 26 league appearances eventually saw the Belgian striker fall out of favour. 

Despite overcoming a bust-up with head coach Thomas Tuchel, Lukaku failed to hit his stride at Chelsea. The Pensioners are now open to letting their misfit re-join Inter on a season-long loan, with an option to make it permanent next summer. 

Talks between the parties are underway. Yet, a lack of financial muscle threatens to blow up Inter’s hopes of getting the deal over the line. The Nerazzurri have yet to learn Chelsea’s asking price. 

But they remain confident of bringing Lukaku back to Meazza on favourable terms. 

Inter would like to reunite with the ex-Manchester United flop on a one-year loan. An outright transfer remains on the cards, but it heavily depends on Chelsea’s demands. 

Our take on Lukaku’s potential return to Inter

Lukaku established himself as one of Europe’s most prolific goal-getters during his two-year stint in Serie A. Under Antonio Conte’s stewardship, he notched up 64 goals and 16 assists in 95 appearances for Inter.

His staggering numbers ultimately earned him a blockbuster return to Chelsea. Though he failed to live up to expectations in London, Lukaku could still be a massive coup for Inter.

Since Edin Dzeko is not getting younger, Simone Inzaghi is hopeful of revamping his attacking options. Inter are already working on Paulo Dybala’s arrival. But Lukaku is an out-and-out striker that could make a world of difference as the Nerazzurri bid to dethrone Milan next season.