Romelu Lukaku will return to Inter Milan on a one-year loan deal, the PA news agency understands. Inter fans are very happy about this, because their team will score a lot of goals again, and their matches will again be very good for betting.
Inter chiefs are thought to have struck an €8 million loan fee with the Blues, with Lukaku understood to have taken a pay cut to leave Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium striker only joined Chelsea in a club-record £98 million deal last summer, but a number of controversies strained relations with the Blues.
Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly has put an immediate stamp on his tenure by giving the green light for Lukaku’s return to Inter.
US magnate Boehly has backed manager Thomas Tuchel over the decision to let Lukaku return to Italy.
And once the 29-year-old’s Inter return is officially complete, the Blues will be able to turn attention to the wider transfer business.
Chelsea will set about seeking a replacement, with the club understood to remain keen on Robert Lewandowski despite the Poland hitman’s desire to swap Bayern Munich for Barcelona.
Chelsea hold a strong interest in Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, with England forward open to leaving the Etihad Stadium with just one year left on his contract.
Chelsea’s next order of business after settling the Lukaku situation could well be to complete the long-mooted transfer of Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.
The France defender has made it clear for some months now that he is ready for the Stamford Bridge switch, but the two clubs will need to thrash out a fee.