Chelsea have reportedly agreed personal terms with top target Romelu Lukaku, thereby edging closer to signing the Belgian powerhouse.
According to journalist Ekrem Konur, Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with top striker target Romelu Lukaku, with the Belgian powerhouse now waiting on the to agree on a deal with Serie A champions Inter Milan. The former Manchester United forward is expecting Inter to agree on a deal for the right offer are he sets sights on a return to London.
Chelsea’s search for a high-profile striker could end with the eventual capture of Romelu Lukaku. The west London side have already made an incredible offer of £85 million-plus Marcos Alonso, which Inter Milan rejected. The Serie A champions are reportedly holding out for £100 million for their star striker.
Erling Haaland was Chelsea’s primary target before Lukaku. However, a higher fee along with agent commissions complicated the process. The latest pursuit of the Inter Milan powerhouse suggests the chase for Haaland certainly is called off.
While the Blues are poised to make a new offer, they have agreed personal terms with the Belgian international. Ekrem Konur suggests an annual salary of £12 million over a three-year contract is agreed between the player and Chelsea.
On the other hand, Lukaku has told Inter Milan of his wish to rejoin Chelsea and expects the club to accept a reasonable offer from the Premier League side. The 28-year-old believes this could be the last big contract of his astonishing career, and he would like to reunite with his former side.about:blank
A deal is expected to move fast and, if agreed, could affect other transfers. For instance, if Inter are to sell Lukaku, they might hold on to Lautaro Martinez, who interests Arsenal. Inter fans will be furious at how things have panned out since they were named Italian champions. Antonio Conte and Achraf Hakimi have already left the club, and they now face the prospect of losing star striker Lukaku.
As for Chelsea, they are getting their hands on a different version of Lukaku. The striker’s time previously in the Premier League was considered somewhat of a failure, although he has taken his game to a different level since moving to Inter. The Belgian powerhouse now ought to make Chelsea contenders on all fronts.