Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed personal terms with Inter, but now he must undertake the difficult task of convincing his current club of sanctioning a move.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the 29-year-old had little trouble coming to an agreement with the Nerazzurri in yesterday’s meeting.
Lukaku is absolutely determined to make the move back to Inter, and so in the meeting with his lawyer Sebastien Ledure yesterday it was made clear that he would be more than happy to accept a salary reduction to €7.5 million net per season, from the €12 million plus €3 million in add-ons that he currently earns.
There would be no trouble for the club to fit Lukaku’s signing into their summer transfer strategy based on the terms agreed in yesterday’s meeting, but a deal with Chelsea would have to be more imaginative.
Now the striker and his lawyer will spent the coming days trying to convince the Blues to make the effort to find a creative formula for a deal that would be financially feasible for the Nerazzurri.
Their argument to the Premier League club will be that with the Belgian having failed to fit in at the club, and especially find an understanding with coach Thomas Tuchel, that it would be best for all parties for him to get his desired move.