Romelu Lukaku left Chelsea in 2014 and earlier within the week instructed Inter Milan to permit him to depart if an acceptable supply got here in; Lukaku scored 24 targets as Inter received Serie A final season and can now turn into Chelsea’s costliest signing, surpassing the £75.8m they paid for Kai Havertz.

Chelsea have agreed in precept a club-record deal price £97.5m (€115m) to re-sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

The paperwork is now with membership legal professionals and as soon as that’s formalised, Lukaku will bear a medical and signal a five-year contract.

Inter have beforehand rejected two provides from Chelsea for the Belgium worldwide, the second of which was price £85m (€100m) plus left-back Marcos Alonso.

Lukaku, 28, left Chelsea in 2014 after making simply 15 appearances there following his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Anderlecht in 2011.

Romelu Lukaku

One of the crucial prolific strikers in Europe, Lukaku scored 87 targets in 166 video games for Everton between 2014 and 2017 and located the web 42 instances in 96 appearances throughout his two years at Manchester United earlier than signing for Inter in 2019.

He scored 24 targets in Serie A final season, serving to Inter to their first Scudetto in 11 years because the membership put an finish to Juventus’ nine-year reign as Italian top-flight champions.

Inter should lower their wage invoice this summer time and title-winning supervisor Antonio Conte left the membership in Could amid considerations about plans to cut back his finances.

Chelsea are wanting to signal a world-class centre-forward in the course of the switch window and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund is one other goal the Blues have been enthusiastic about.


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