Inter Milan find Romelu Lukaku replacement in Roma forward Edin Dzeko
Lukaku closes on Chelsea move
In a summer of ridiculously high transfer fees despite an ongoing pandemic and even the biggest departure of all time with Lionel Messi set to leave for PSG, Chelsea are closing in on adding their own big deal to the mix.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to leave the Italian side Inter Milan and reunites with his former team in West London.
Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, confirmed and here we go! The agreement is set to be completed after further talks. €115m to Inter and no players included. Paperworks to be signed once details are fixed. 🔵🤝 #CFC
Lukaku will sign a long-term contract for €12m + add ons. 🇧🇪 #Chelsea pic.twitter.com/N47ksuRGpM
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2021
Despite the Italian side’s want to keep the striker and his own words previously stating that he would be staying with the club, the offer from Chelsea has proven too good to turn down. Lukaku, with his club accepting, happy to rejoin his former side. In a league where he has unfinished business.
Romelu Lukaku on his future in #DEVILTIME (VTM):
“Yes, I am staying. I’ve already had contact with the man who normally becomes our new manager. Maybe I shouldn’t say that yet… but it was a very positive conversation.” https://t.co/nUlarpoEed#CFC
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) June 2, 2021
Didier Drogba tweeted his happiness about the move.
He’s coming home @RomeluLukaku9 @ChelseaFC 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/xFzxecgLZ2
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) August 8, 2021
Inter find replacement in Dzeko
Inter meanwhile are dealing with their own issues financially and with their squad set to lose its main goal threat.
They have seemingly however identified their replacement for Lukaku.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko is the option and the deal could be agreed very soon on a 2-year contract.
Inter are in talks with AS Roma to sign Edin Dzeko as new striker, confirmed. Personal terms agreed on a two-years contract. Clubs in direct contact to reach an agreement. 🇧🇦 #Inter
AS Roma are already looking for potential replacement if Dzeko deal will go through. @SkySport
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2021