After Inter Milan’s U-turn, Romelu Lukaku has a dual motivation for joining Chelsea.
Lukaku is getting closer to completing his world-record-breaking transfer to Chelsea.
After reversing his choice to stay at Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku is said to have a dual motivation for joining Chelsea. Despite the Blues’ interest, the Belgian had earlier stated that he was glad to stay at the San Siro.
After passing the initial portion of his physical earlier this week, he has subsequently altered his mind and is getting closer to completing a return to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are expected to pay Inter £97.5 million for the striker, a club record for a fee paid.
Lukaku previously spent three years with Chelsea, albeit the majority of that time was spent on loan, with only 12 Premier League games.
He’s had far more success away from Stamford Bridge, scoring 24 goals in Inter’s Serie A title-winning season last year.
Thomas Tuchel, who has made a new striker his top objective for the summer window, was impressed by his exploits in the Italian top flight.
Lukaku had first dismissed speculation of a transfer, claiming that he was content to remain at the San Siro.
However, he soon reversed his decision, and a move to Chelsea is anticipated to be finalized this week.
According to The Times, Lukaku’s decision to modify his attitude was influenced by two key considerations.
Chelsea’s determination in their transfer negotiations with Inter was the first of these elements.
The Italian champions have already rejected two approaches from Chelsea, including one for £80 million that included Marcos Alonso’s transfer to the San Siro.
Tuchel’s side, on the other hand, were undeterred in their chase, leaving Lukaku with the impression that they had demonstrated how much they want him despite the arduous discussions.
The opportunity to work with Champions League-winning boss Tuchel, according to the Times, was the second factor in Lukaku’s choice.
Tuchel is said to have devised a thorough plan for utilizing Lukaku, similar to the one Antonio Contre devised for Inter.
That is claimed to have impressed Lukaku, who believes he can repeat his form from Chelsea’s season in Italy.
When asked about Chelsea’s interest of Lukaku, Tuchel lauded the Belgian, which will undoubtedly have impressed the 28-year-old.
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