Chelsea could try to sell striker Romelu Lukaku on a permanent basis next summer rather than extending his loan to Inter from the current campaign.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via L’Interista, who report that there is no guarantee that the Blues’ strategy would not shift to trying to cash in next summer, particularly if the 29-year-old has a good World Cup.

Currently, Inter are hoping that they will be able to loan Lukaku next season on a similar paid loan deal to the one that the Belgian is currently at the club on.

There have been informal agreements to this effect between the Nerazzurri and Chelsea.

However, if the opportunity arises to sell Lukaku on a permanent basis, then the Premier League club could look to take it.

Particularly in the event that the Belgian catches the eye of top European clubs with his performances at the World Cup for his country, Chelsea could look to sell him.