Romelu Lukaku’s agent speaks out on Chelsea move
Chelsea’s hunt for a striker
Chelsea’s well documented hunt for a striker has led them to Erling Haaland and, upon failing to agree a deal with Borussia Dortmund, to Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea are preparing their new bid for Romelu Lukaku to be submitted this week. No official proposals for Erling Haaland 🔵 #CFC
Koundé deal still priority for Chelsea – but no agreement on Zouma value.
…and no agreement also for Zouma to West Ham, as of now. @JacobSteinberg
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2021
The former Chelsea and Manchester United striker is coming off of a brilliant season for Inter Milan, scoring 24 goals and assisting 10 more in 36 Serie A appearances. He also netted 4 in 5 for his country at Euro 2020 and, at 28 years old, is in his prime.
As per reports, Lukaku has demanded Inter accept a reasonable offer from Chelsea, with the Belgian keen to prove himself in the Premier League once again.
NEWS | Romelu Lukaku tells Inter Milan he wants to join Chelsea
Lukaku is closing in on a return to #CFC after telling #Inter earlier today that he wants to return to Stamford Bridge.
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— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) August 4, 2021
And Inter are thought to be on the verge of doing just that, with the Daily Mail reporting that a deal will be sealed “in the next 24 hours”, for a fee of around 95 million pounds.
Chelsea ready to seal £95MILLION deal to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the Premier League in the next 24 hours | @Matt_Barlow_DM & Simon Jones https://t.co/zyv5YE5fNJ
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) August 5, 2021
Now, Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello has had his say, with Fabrizio Romano revealing he commented:
“You’ll be able to listen to our reasons soon, however this turns out”
Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello: “You’ll be able to listen to our reasons soon, however this turns out”. 🔵 #CFC #Inter
Chelsea will have new direct talks with Inter board tomorrow – preparing the new official bid. #Lukaku
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2021
There have been protests from Inter fans about a potential sale, but whether that affects the deal whatsoever remains to be seen. For Chelsea fans, it is looking positive.