In spite of striker Romelu Lukaku’s recent admission that he feels regrets over leaving Inter for Chelsea in the summer, there is no chance of him making a return to the Nerazzurri on loan.
This is highlighted by Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, who note that the Belgian’s wages would be virtually impossible for the Nerazzurri to accommodate, while Chelsea have little incentive to let him leave on loan.
Lukaku made one of the blockbuster moves of the summer when he left Inter to re-join Chelsea, with the 28-year-old commanding the second-highest transfer fee of the window and also becoming the Blues’ highest-paid player.
The Premier League club’s investment has yet to really pay off, with the Belgian striker yet to find form in front of goal, partly thanks to injury and also to not having become an automatic starter.
However, the Blues will be determined to persevere with Lukaku and expect that he will keep working to play his way into his best form, and they would hardly be willing to let him leave for Inter on loan given the size of their investment.
Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri would think twice about any deal to re-sign the Belgian, not because of any doubts about his quality, but because the finances involved would upset the team’s difficult balance, while they are not currently in need of the improvement that he would bring on the pitch.