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Chelsea goes all out for Lukaku and offers more than 100 million euros for his return

Italian press reports this Wednesday that Romelu Lukaku is close to becoming a new player at Chelsea, a club where he was already a member of the 2013-2017 season, amid the summer transfer market.

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

As it transpired this Wednesday, Romelu Lukaku, from Inter Milan, is close to closing a record transfer as he could land at Chelsea for an amount close to the 130 million euros. The Belgian striker, who scored 24 goals in the last Serie A, could be the second player sacrificed by the Milanese club, after Moroccan Achraf Hakimi, in an attempt to alleviate his delicate financial situation.

From Stamford Bridge they have already formalized an offer that exceeds 100 ‘kilos’. Inter Milan president Steven Zhang, 29, of China, could sell the powerful Belgian forward if Chelsea reach a 130 million euro offer. At this time, according to the sources mentioned, the English club is proposing about 100 million, plus the Spanish side Marcos Alonso.

If a transfer for these amounts is closed, Lukaku would become the most expensive sale in the history of Italian football, exceeding the 105 million disbursed in 2016 by Manchester United to sign the French Paul Pogba, then from Juventus in Turin. Colombian Atalanta forward Duván Zapata would be Inter's first target if he finally had to replace Lukaku, who already played for Chelsea from 2013 to 2017, when he was still very young, and scored 87 goals in 166 games.

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