Chelsea will not be taking Lukaku back as they do not consider him in their future plans. Also, the Belgian striker has opposed the idea of returning to the London club and wants to stay at Inter. However, Nerazzurri will negotiate with Chelsea over the loan fee. The former Manchester United striker has been injured for most of the season and will take time to get back in form. Lukaku has shown signs that he can still play at the top level, but his consistency remains an issue.
Inter Milan brought Lukaku back on loan from Chelsea, but the Belgian striker had several problems after spending a season with the Blues. Lukaku had to get back in shape and was struggling in the warm-up games. Moreover, he had suffered a serious thigh injury that kept him out for most of the season. Also, he had a terrible World Cup with Belgium. But he is now getting back into form and could be useful for the next season, considering Dzeko’s contract expires in June.
Chelsea not taking Lukaku back, and Inter want to reduce the loan fee
The Nerazzurri are looking to negotiate with Chelsea over the loan fee. They know Lukaku is not in Chelsea’s plans. They will use this as leverage and are looking to reduce the fee to €5 million. Moreover, Inter could ask Lukaku to reduce his wages, if he wants to stay at Inter. The Belgian striker does not want to leave the club and could agree to a pay cut.
It is the best time for Lukaku to get back to the rhythm as Lautaro has been in brilliant goal-scoring form. The ‘LuLa’ partnership can help Inter to go deep in the Champions League and retain the Coppa Italia this season. Lukaku did help Inter get the lead against Porto in the first leg of the Round of 16.