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What Romelu Lukaku has allegedly done to force Chelsea’s exit amid a ‘salary-sharing claim

What Romelu Lukaku has allegedly done to force Chelsea’s exit amid a ‘salary-sharing claim

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is said to have been in contact with former Inter Milan teammates, the club’s president, and officials about a possible return to the San Siro following a disappointing first year back in England with Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Lukaku’s dissatisfaction with his stay in west London has been known since the beginning of 2022, when he made some incendiary statements to Sky Italia that contaminated all of the build-up and preparation for the Liverpool home Premier League meeting.

Since then, the mercurial talent has rediscovered some form at the end of the season, but it appears that this hasn’t been enough to make the 29-year-old happy with his circumstances, only one season after completing his club-record £97.5 million return to the Premier League.

While travelling with Belgium and following the most recent crushing loss in the Nations League to the Netherlands, Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio appears to have reinforced his objectives and intentions.

“Lukaku would like to come back. He would like to come back since he left. From January he would like to come back,” Di Marzio confirmed via Wettfreunde.

“It’s not depending on him or Inter. It only depends on Chelsea and I would really be surprised if [they] loan him without any fee after battling to have him for €150 million only 12 months ago, and I think it should be surprising if a club like Chelsea would let him go on a loan without any compensation.”

According to Di Marzio, Lukaku has taken matters into his own hands in order to secure a return to the San Siro.

 “Since last Christmas, Lukaku has been sending public and private messages to Inter, calling the directors and the coach, former teammates and the President, ready to leave a third of his salary in London, ready to do everything he can to make the impossible possible,” he stated in Monday’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via SempreInter.com.

Furthermore, amid two-year loan rumours, it appears that both clubs are now open to the idea of reaching an agreement this summer. 

This is despite the fact that Chelsea are apparently still paying back some of the £97.5 million cost they paid last summer.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Inter have demanded that Todd Boehly and his new board agree on a’salary-sharing’ system that would benefit both parties—Chelsea would offload a disgruntled player, while Inter would welcome back their MVP winner from 2020/21.

Football.london reports that any forward recruitment this summer will be contingent on Lukaku and other attackers going in order to free up squad space and salary bill space.

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What Romelu Lukaku has allegedly done to force Chelsea’s exit amid a ‘salary-sharing claim

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