With the season coming to an end, Lukaku is now a free agent from Inter Milan, and his situation in Italy will need to be resolved soon. He belongs to Chelsea, in England, where he has had limited playing time since signing with the English club.
He struggled to showcase his best football there and requested a loan move to the current Champions League runners-up. Due to this uncertainty, Inter Milan and Chelsea are expected to meet in the coming days to discuss the situation of the Belgian striker, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
As reported, Lukaku’s priority is to remain with Inzaghi’s team, where he experienced his peak performance a few years ago. While the situation remains unresolved, there are other matters connecting Inter Milan and Chelsea, involving player transfers.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Italians are interested in signing Chelsea’s standout defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who arrived just over a year ago from Napoli and had a solid season in England despite the Blues’ poor campaign.
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Another name on the list is Inter Milan goalkeeper André Onana, who is reportedly desired by Chelsea. He is seen as an alternative to the current options the team has, which are not considered ideal. Before returning to Chelsea, Lukaku had impressive performances in the Champions League, which could weigh in on his future decision.
The Belgian star came on as a substitute during the weekend’s match and delivered a surprising performance compared to what he had shown throughout the season. Lukaku practically single-handedly challenged the English defense, creating individual plays, taking shots, and creating goal-scoring opportunities.
The defeat against Manchester City may have been Lukaku’s final game in an Inter Milan jersey, as there are no guarantees that the Italians will be able to secure his continuation.