Romelu Lukaku has landed in Milan this morning to complete his loan circulate to Inter Milan.
The Chelsea striker flew into Milan Linate airport round 6.20am nearby time and posed with an Inter headscarf before entering into a vehicle.
“I’m so happy to be back,” he stated. He will undergo a clinical with Inter on Wednesday ahead of being formally announced as a brand new Inter participant.
Inter can pay Chelsea a mortgage rate of £6.9m plus £3.5m in bonuses in the event that they win the Scudetto, and could cowl all his wages this season.
Only the very last details of the deal need to be resolved before Inter can welcome Lukaku lower back to the club simply 11 months after they sold him to Chelsea for £ninety seven.5m.
Lukaku has agreed to a 30-according to-cent pay cut to easy his go out, together with his income set to drop from £10m consistent with 12 months after tax to £7m.
The breakthrough ultimate week came after several rounds of negotiations over the past few weeks related to Lukaku’s lawyer Sebastian Ledure and Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.
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Lukaku scored just 8 Premier League dreams in 26 outings remaining season after returning to Stamford Bridge for a club-report fee.
In December, Lukaku told Sky in Italy he wanted to go back to Inter in the future, saying: “I simply desire within the depths of my heart to go back to Inter, now not on the cease of my profession, but at a still properly level to optimistically win more.”
Last week, it changed into found out Inter cannot manage to pay for to signal Lukaku – who scored 64 desires in 95 games and helped them to the Serie A title for the duration of his time at the club – on a everlasting deal.
Chelsea determined to permit Lukaku leave after talks among Todd Boehly – who become appointed chairman and interim wearing director on Wednesday – and Thomas Tuchel, as well as discussions between Boehly and Lukaku.
The owner and head educate desired to remedy Lukaku’s destiny fast so as they might focus on strengthening their squad this summer.
Chelsea are eager to signal Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, while Richarlison, Ousmane Dembele, Jules Kounde, Matthijs de Ligt, Jonathan Clauss and Milan Skriniar also are targets.
The Blues also are in talks with Leeds over a deal for winger Raphinha, with the club prepared to sanction a deal in extra of £50m to get the deal executed.
Inter Milan’s ultras have issued a announcement asking fans not to welcome Lukaku while he arrives in Milan.
The membership’s most loyalist fanatics say he’s going to should earn their recognize once more through his performances after he left remaining summer time to re-be a part of Chelsea.
A assertion read: “Since Lukaku’s go back to Inter could be very possibly, a few things need to be made clean.
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“Curva Nord supports Inter Milan and could no longer level any protest towards the player (notwithstanding his behaviour last summer time). That being stated, no person shall go and welcome him with scarves and banners representing the Curva or its organizations. He will want to earn the whole thing that, in case, will be done for him inside the future with humility and sweat on the pitch.
“He become supported (and treated) like a king, now he is just a participant like many others.
“It shall also be clear to all people that we are able to never cheer against Lukaku if he will put on the Inter jersey once more.
“We inspire all Interisti [Inter lovers] besides not to fall in the different lure, to run and drool after him.
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“Clearly there’s an instinctive and emotional detail, however to fake that not anything has happened might handiest accelerate that procedure geared toward making us all dumb and slavish purchasers.
“We took note of Lukaku’s betrayal and we were extremely disappointed.
“With time we are able to even forgive such things to a footballer, however the records may not trade.
“Now, Romelu, let’s kick and run.”
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Sky Sports News’ leader reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“There is not a fantastic spin you could placed on this. The switch will move down in Premier League records as one of the worst transfer deals of all time. Chelsea signed him for nearly £100m, he became brilliant for 2 seasons at Inter, however came to Chelsea and things started going wrong speedy.
“He gave that interview to Sky in Italy wherein he basically said he desired to move back to Inter. It seems from the outdoor that his heart hasn’t been in it. I recognize, he doesn’t especially like the way Chelsea play under Thomas Tuchel, but it would not appear like he is attempted too tough to adapt. I suppose the giant majority of Chelsea supporters will be glad to see the returned of him.
“But it is an first rate tale, a player they signed for nearly £100m going back to Inter a yr afterward what is going to likely be a loan deal, and Inter can pay £10m initially. And then there are his wages, due to the fact he is on about £325,000 in keeping with week at Chelsea. Someone close to the negotiations instructed us the day before today that he is leaving. He doesn’t have a future at Chelsea.”
Sky Sports News’ senior reporter Melissa Reddy:
Chelsea are urgent beforehand with their summer time recruitment plans now that the £4.25bn Todd Boehly-led consortium takeover of the club has been completed.
The Blues have a verbal agreement already in place with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, with the Spanish club who prefer a quick deal as they intention to stability their books earlier than June 30.
Talks on a deal for Kounde had collapsed final year however there is optimism from all events it’s going to get accomplished this time.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe is a part of a shortlist of principal protective alternatives and is Thomas Tuchel’s choice. Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol are also amongst those being looked at.
Chelsea kick off their 2022/23 season with a trip to Frank Lampard’s Everton live on Sky Sports earlier than hosting London rivals Spurs of their first home recreation.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect face a reunion with Blues legend Lampard at Goodison Park on August 6, kick-off five.30pm, earlier than Tottenham visit Stamford Bridge every week later.
Chelsea will host Liverpool in West London on September 17, Manchester United on October 22 and Arsenal on November five.
Their very last fixture before the month-lengthy ruin for the World Cup is away at Newcastle, and that they retain their campaign on Boxing Day towards newly-promoted Bournemouth.
Chelsea journey to Tottenham on February 25 and Arsenal on April 29, with the latter the begin of a bumper final five video games including Manchester City away at the penultimate weekend of the season and Newcastle at domestic at the final day.
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