Chelsea and Inter Milan continue to plot Romelu Lukaku exit plan
Chelsea and Inter Milan are continuing to talk as the two clubs strive to come to an agreement that will bring the Blues’ big-name signing turned misfit Romelu Lukaku back to San Siro.
According to sources, the two clubs are discussing the prospect of a loan deal, but there is one big stumbling block that is supposed to be delaying things down.
The loan cost for the 29-year-old striker must be negotiated, but that isn’t the major issue. Inter are willing to cover Lukaku’s whole salary, which Chelsea appreciates, as well as a €5 million loan fee, which Chelsea does not. The residents of West London are anticipating more, but a resolution is expected in this respect.
Chelsea’s willingness to bring players in the opposite way appears to be the biggest roadblock to finding a solution right now. The Blues have shown an interest in right-back Denzel Dumfries and center-back Alessandro Bastoni so far, but Inter are said to desire a direct transfer with no additional players involved.
Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, isn’t persuaded that letting the striker go on loan is the wisest option. Lukaku has developed a positive relationship with the American and is choosing to be loyal and professional to the club during this period.