Patience. Eager to leave Chelsea to return to Inter Milan, only a year after his departure, Romelu Lukaku (29) is not yet fixed on his future. The Athletic indeed explains on Monday that the president of the Nerazzurri, Steven Zhang, is currently preventing an agreement from being concluded between the two entities. What’s stuck? The amount to be paid for the loan of the Belgian striker (the Blues claim at least 10 M€) and the question of the salary, which Chelsea hopes to make pay 100% to the Italian club.
The Milanese management is however not fiercely opposed to these conditions, unlike the boss of Inter, who will have the last word in this story. The British media add that negotiations will continue in the coming hours, while Beppe Marotta has openly confirmed his interest in the former Manchester United striker. In the meantime, “Big Rom”, bought for €113 million in 2021 and under contract until 2026, is patient.