Chelsea book in Romelu Lukakus medical, the Belgium international will reportedly
undergo a Chelsea medical on Sunday before completing a £97.5million transfer to
his former club.
Lukaku will return to Stamford Bridge in a club-record deal and is expected to sign a
five-year deal. He will earn roughly £11m-a-year, becoming the highest earner at
Lukaku played for Chelsea between 2011 and 2014 before sealing a move away to
Everton. He then rejected a return in favor of a move to Manchester United before
leaving them in 2019 for Inter Milan.
United will pocket £3.4m due to a sell-on clause inserted into his departure in 2019.
NSL Learnt the Belgian star, 28, didn’t plan to leave Inter just months after helping
the club wins their first Serie A crown since 2010.
Lukaku feels he has unfinished business at the west London club after struggling to
break into the Blues team as a youngster between 2011 and 2014.
His agent Fede Pastorello told fans this week the inner workings of the deal taking
him to the west Londoners will be revealed soon.
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Taking to Instagram, Pastorello wrote: “You will hear our reasons soon, however, it
Lukaku – like former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte before him – is believed to be
angered by the direction of the Inter board and then asked to leave.
The forward had turned down an approach from Manchester City towards the end of
last season because he was so settled in Milan.
But once Inter informed the squad budgets would be cut and they would sell rather
than strengthen the squad, the ex-United star’s position began to change.
And Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has agreed to splash out the biggest fee he
has ever paid after Thomas Tuchel made it clear his side needed a top-class striker.