Inter Milan will meet Romelu Lukaku’s lawyer on Tuesday to enquire about the feasibility of a potential move back to Serie A, according to Sky in Italy.
Lukaku moved to Chelsea for £97.5million last summer and admitted his desire to return to Inter in the future in a controversial interview with Sky in Italy last December.
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the club are in “no rush” over Lukaku’s potential return but remain keen on re-signing him this summer.
However, they would struggle to offer Chelsea anything near the fee they received from them for the Belgian striker last summer.
Lukaku failed to justify his hefty price tag this season, struggling for game time under Thomas Tuchel despite finishing the season as the club’s top scorer with 15 goals.
Inter are in the market for a forward this summer and Marotta said he “hopes” Paulo Dybala will sign for them after leaving Juventus upon the expiry of his contract.
Chelsea are pressing ahead with their summer 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 preferring a quick deal as they aim to balance their books before June 30.
Talks on a deal for Kounde had collapsed last year but there is optimism from all parties it will get done this time.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Presnel Kimpembe is part of a shortlist of central defensive options and is Thomas Tuchel’s preference. Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol are also among those being looked at.
Chelsea like Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni but the expectation is he will end up at Real Madrid. PSV’s Ibrahim Sangare is among the alternatives scouted.
Source: Sky Sports