We spent most of last summer following the transfer saga that brought Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea – now it feels like we’re about to spend this summer following the saga that takes him back to Italy.
The season only ended a week ago, yet we’ve already had a blossoming of stories about a potential return to Inter Milan. Lukaku has fired his agent, and his new representative is set to speak to Inter CEO Beppe Marotta.
But how would a deal to take him back there work? The two top Italian sports papers have different takes, and SportWitness have translated each of them.
The Gazzetta admit it’s “not impossible, but very, very complex.” That’s how we see it.
They claim the striker is willing to lower his wages – but even halving them wouldn’t be enough. They suggest a loan is the only way it might happen.
The Corriere dello Sport have a similar take, but they focus on Paulo Dybala, who has also been linked to Inter. It’s claimed they would still rather have the Belgian back, but Dybala’s availability on a free transfer is a tempting option that Lukaku’s terms would have to beat.