Chelsea and Inter Milan have agreed a mortgage deal for striker Romelu Lukaku, in keeping with Sky in Italy.
Inter can pay a charge of 8 million euros (6.9 million kilos) plus surcharges, the place the transfer is topic to medical remedy.
Chelsea paid Inter £ 97.5m to signal Lukaku final summer season, however the Belgian scored simply eight Premier League targets in 26 appearances.
In December, Lukaku advised Sky in Italy he needed to return to Inter sooner or later. He mentioned: “I actually hope within the depths of my coronary heart to return to Inter, not on the finish of my profession, however at a nonetheless good degree to hopefully win extra.”
Final week it was revealed that Inter can’t afford to signal Lukaku – who scored 64 targets in 95 video games and helped them to the Serie A title throughout his time on the membership – on a everlasting contract.
“One of many worst transitions in PL’s historical past”
Sky Sports activities Information chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:
“I feel it is shut, nevertheless it’s not imminent. Inter’s CEO Beppe Marotta spoke earlier, he mentioned they’ve jumped on the probability to attempt to signal Romelu Lukaku however it’s not imminent. He mentioned it’s not it will likely be introduced right now.
“There isn’t any optimistic spin you possibly can placed on this. The switch will go down within the historical past of the Premier League as one of many worst switch offers of all time. Chelsea signed him for nearly 100 million kilos, he was good for 2 seasons at Inter, however got here to Chelsea and it began to go mistaken rapidly.
“He gave that interview to Sky Italy the place he mainly mentioned he needed to return to Inter. It appears from the surface that his coronary heart has not been concerned. I perceive, he doesn’t like how Chelsea play beneath Thomas Tuchel, nevertheless it doesn’t seem like he has tried too arduous to adapt, I feel most Chelsea followers can be glad to see his again.
“Nevertheless it’s a unprecedented story, a participant they recruited for nearly £ 100m who will return to Inter a 12 months in a while what’s prone to be a mortgage deal, and Inter can pay £ 10m to start with. And “That is his wage, as a result of he has round £ 325,000 per week at Chelsea. Somebody near the negotiations advised us yesterday that he’s leaving. He has no future at Chelsea.”
What positions is Chelsea aiming for?
Sky Sports activities Information senior reporter Melissa Reddy:
Chelsea are transferring ahead with their summer season recruiting plans now that the £ 4.25 billion Todd Boehly-led consortium has taken over the membership.
The Blues have already got a verbal settlement with Sevilla defender Jules Konde, the place the Spanish membership prefers a fast deal as they goal to stability their books earlier than June 30.
Talks on an settlement for Konde had collapsed final 12 months, however there’s optimism from all events that it will likely be clear this time.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe is a part of a shortlist of central defensive choices and is Thomas Tuchel’s desire. Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol are additionally amongst these watched.
Chelsea like Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni however the expectation is that he’ll find yourself at Actual Madrid. PSV’s Ibrahim Sangare is among the many alternate options being explored.
Chelsea matches: Lampards Everton first, then Spurs
Chelsea begin their 2022/23 season with a visit to Frank Lampard’s Everton dwell on Sky Sports activities earlier than taking over London rivals Spurs of their first dwelling recreation.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect will face a reunion with Blues legend Lampard at Goodison Park on August 6, kicking off at 5.30pm, earlier than Tottenham go to Stamford Bridge per week later.
Chelsea host Liverpool in west London on September 17, Manchester United on October 22 and Arsenal on November 5.
Their final match earlier than the month-long break for the World Cup is away in Newcastle, they usually proceed their marketing campaign on the second day of Christmas in opposition to newly relocated Bournemouth.
Chelsea journey to Tottenham on February 25 and Arsenal on April 29, with the latest begin of the final 5 matches, together with Manchester Metropolis away on the penultimate weekend of the season and Newcastle at dwelling on the ultimate day.
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