The fee Inter Milan want to allow Chelsea-linked Romelu Lukaku to leave club
Chelsea eyeing a striker
One of Chelsea’s main priorities this summer has seemingly been the addition of a centre-forward.
The Blues’ main issue in 2020/21 was their lack of goals, with Jorginho having finished the Premier League campaign as their top scorer with just seven strikes.
The capital outfit, in turn, have been attempting to address the issue, amid assurances that signing a striker is the overriding priority at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Two of the main names to have been linked thus far have been Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, and Romelu Lukaku.
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Inter want 100 million pounds
In recent days, though, it has been Lukaku who has been the more heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Tuesday that Inter had turned down a 100 million euros and Marcos Alonso bid from Chelsea for Lukaku, adding that Inter expect the Londoners to try again for the Belgian:
Chelsea formal bid for Romelu Lukaku has been confirmed by CFC sources too. €100m guaranteed and Marcos Alonso, turned down as Inter want to keep Lukaku. #CFC
Inter expect Chelsea to try again for Lukaku. He’s currently under contract until 2024 – €7.5m net per season.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2021
Now, the Telegraph have provided an update on the situation on Tuesday evening.
And they report that the Nerazzurri want around 100 million pounds for Lukaku.
Interestingly, it is added that Inter need to sanction at least one more big sale this summer due to their financial woes, which will give Chelsea hope that a bid for their former striker will eventually be excepted.
And whilst 100 million pounds is Inter’s price for Lukaku right now, the Telegraph add that Chelsea still hope to negotiate their price down or convince them to accept a player in the opposite direction:
Inter Milan want around £100million for Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku and may be forced to cash in on him @Matt_Law_DT #CFC https://t.co/SuMDoMIAjE
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 3, 2021
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