Chelsea are standing firm on their demands to let Romelu Lukaku join Inter this summer despite the striker’s persistent pushing to make the move happen.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Blues continue to ask for a paid loan of €25 million and a purchase obligation worth €76 million to make the deal happen.
Lukaku joined Chelsea last summer in a deal worth €115 million, and the Premier League side are still hopeful of recouping most of what they paid for the Belgian if he leaves this summer.
The 29-year-old spoke to Inter players Denzel Dumfries and Stefan de Vrij when Belgium faced the Netherlands in the Nations League, further fuelling speculation that he is ramping up the pressure to try and re-join the Nerazzurri.
However, Inter can only sign Lukaku on loan at least initially, and his current club have made it very clear that this would only happen at a very high valuation and with a purchase obligation.