Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of signing Romelu Lukaku for £97million with the Inter Milan striker set to change into the second-most costly signing in Premier League historical past.
The Blues had an £88m, plus Marcos Alonso, bid rejected for the Belgium worldwide earlier this week, however experiences in Italy declare their new provide will probably be accepted by the Serie A giants.
Lukaku, who hit 30 targets in 44 appearances for Inter final time period as they received the Serie A, is alleged to really feel that he has unfinished enterprise at Stamford Bridge and is now eager on a return to west London, the place he would earn round £10m-a-year in wages.
Switch guru Fabrizio Romano, amongst a bunch of retailers, declare that Chelsea are near sealing a return for the 28-year-old.
Writing on Twitter, Romano stated: “Romelu Lukaku now one step away from becoming a member of Chelsea. Inter and Chelsea are shut to succeed in the settlement for €115m as last payment [no player included, at the moment].
“Lukaku has an settlement on private phrases with Chelsea. €12m web per season as wage.”
Lukaku will change into the second most costly participant in British soccer historical past following the switch, after Jack Grealish signed for Man City for £100m on Thursday.
Earlier this week, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel refused to be drawn on hypothesis relating to Lukaku’s future.
“I can’t speak about gamers who don’t play in my squad,” the supervisor stated.
“He’s a unbelievable participant however a participant from Inter and with all due respect I can’t speak about him. Not all people however I can think about quite a lot of gamers wish to come and be part of [Chelsea] however we don’t touch upon that.”
Membership legend Gianfranco Zola, nevertheless, worries an enormous signing like Lukaku will hinder Timo Werner’s position within the aspect, regardless of his tough first season within the Premier League.
“They typically created possibilities, and in some video games, they have been fairly penalised. Lukaku is available in to fill that hole, however I appreciated Chelsea the way in which they have been.
“Werner did a unclean job for everybody else, and the explanation they received the Champions League is as a result of he put others able to do effectively.
“I’m curious to see Lukaku, however I appreciated Chelsea the way in which they have been.”
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