Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku is ‘glad to stay’ as his Chelsea deal takes another turn.
Chelsea are interested in signing Romelu Lukaku, but a deal does not look to be easy to come by.
According to rumours, Romelu Lukaku is ‘glad to stay’ at Inter Milan beyond the summer transfer season. Chelsea are in talks to sign Belgium international Romelu Lukaku, and have already had one bid rejected. The Blues made a bid of roughly £85 million plus Marcos Alonso, but Inter rejected it.
Chelsea has made it obvious that they want to add a striker to their squad this summer.
Erling Haaland had been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, but Lukaku has suddenly emerged as the preferred option.
Suning, Inter’s owners, are desperate for cash and have already sold Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for a deal that might reach £60 million.
The Athletic reported this week that Lukaku had instructed Inter to accept a Chelsea bid.
However, according to Italian football analyst Gabriele Marcotti, the 28-year-old is content to remain in Italy.
“Lukaku is not desperate to leave the club,” Marcotti said to ESPN FC.
“He’s really happy in Milan; he’s made it clear that he’s content there and that he wants to stay there.
“Without the player pushing for a departure, I believe Chelsea would have to meet or come close to Inter’s valuation, or put together a package that works for Inter at this point.
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“At the same time, Inter is lining up substitutes who may not satisfy the supporters, but will at least keep them away from the San Siro with pitchforks and torches.”
Inter, on the other hand, are unlikely to reject a bid for Lukaku if their £110 million valuation is satisfied, according to Marcotti.
He continued, “I think the figures are quite evident, and I believe Inter’s line here is ‘we value him at a very, very high price.'”
“The figure of €130 million has been floated around. As much as Inter values Lukaku at €130 million, I believe he is 28 years old.
“I think at that point, especially in light of the club’s financial predicament, the question becomes, ‘OK, you sell for that money, but how do you do it?’ Brinkwire Summary News”.