Inter have put their price tag on Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku, telling the English club that they will not listen to offers for under €150 million for the Belgian.
This according to Italian news outlet le Repubblica, who report that the the Nerazzurri have rejected the initial offers by the Blues, and that CEO Beppe Marotta has made clear the scale of the offer that will have to arrive before they would consider selling the striker.
Chelsea are determined to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, with the European champions wanting to sign a top-class centre-forward in this transfer window and looking to have missed out on Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland.
Turning their full focus to the Belgian, the Blues are ready to make a massive financial commitment, but so far even the significant offers they have made for the 28-year-old have not been enough to persuade the Nerazzurri.
The Blues are offering considerably more than the annual net €9 million which the player earns at Inter, and which the Nerazzurri cannot go up from due to the financial situation at the club, and could yet convince the player to agree to a switch.
Even then, they would have to meet the Nerazzurri’s valuation for the player, and as Marotta has made clear, this will be a very significant fee.