Inter Milan Could Wait Until Later In Summer Transfer Window To Decide On Lukaku’s Future
Inter could hold off on making a decision on whether or not to extend Romelu Lukaku’s loan from Chelsea until later during the summer transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri’s decision regarding the Belgian’s future could be delayed by a couple months also to save on his wages.
It is far from certain whether or not Inter will decide to bring Lukaku back next season, although what is clear is that they will need to negotiate a new loan deal with Chelsea if they are to do so.
Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has confirmed that the 29-year-old will return to Chelsea at least initially during the summer, and that the Nerazzurri will have to agree a new deal with the Blues.
Moreover, it has been widely reported that Inter are giving serious thought to whether or not they want to bring the Belgian back next season.
Lukaku’s performances since his return last summer have not been to the expected standard, as injuries have prevented him from making anything like the impact that he had done during his first spell with the club.
Accordingly, the next couple of months could be decisive, as it’s been reported that Inter are not yet convinced to bring the striker back next season, but could ultimately be persuaded if he proves decisive in the run-in of the season.
In any event, a decision may not arrive right away after the current season is done.
Tuttosport report that Inter have every intention of taking their time, and that if they’re to negotiate a new loan with Chelsea it may not happen until later on during the summer.
Lukaku is currently back training ahead of the return to Serie A action following a successful international break which saw the striker score four goals in two matches for Belgium.