Chelsea are reportedly preparing a new bid worth €120-130m to sign Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea prepares decisive bid for Lukaku
Chelsea F.C is preparing to relaunch an improved bid for Inter striker Romelu Lukaku, with the English club able to increase the financial terms of their offer.
This is in line with Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reported on air on his show moments ago that the Blues will soon make a suggestion worth €130 million for the Belgian, who would consider a move.
Chelsea has stepped up their pursuit of the 28-year-old in recent days, with the European champions dead set to signing a top-class center-forward and looking outset to miss out on Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
The Nerazzurri have already rejected their first offer of €100 million in cash plus Marcos Alonso, valued at around €15 million, but the English club hasn’t been discouraged, able to make a significantly larger offer with only a cash amount.
On the player’s end, the Belgian is about to be offered terms for €12 million net per season before add-ons, which is significantly over what he currently earns with Inter Milan.
The striker has previously committed himself to Inter Milan, but if he decides that he’s willing to just accept the Blues offer, the Nerazzurri won’t prevent him from leaving provided they feel that the offer from Chelsea meets their valuation, the report continues.
It remains to be seen what Romelu Lukaku ultimately decides, along with his will likely to be decisive to the result of the transfer saga, but a desire to win important trophies may be a huge factor, as SempreInter.com revealed earlier today.
Inter will likely not sell Romelu Lukaku should he not need a move, but if he’s to mention yes to Chelsea, then the dimensions of their offer may be enough to convince the Nerazzurri, who are still looking to financially steady themselves.