Striker Romelu Lukaku will leave Inter and return to Chelsea at the end of his loan deal.
This according to UK-based news outlet the Mirror, who report that the Belgian will go back to Stamford Bridge this summer.
As things stand, Lukaku will only be an Inter player for a couple more months. The striker, who turns thirty this weekend, is only at the Nerazzurri on loan until the end of the season.
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta confirmed some time ago that Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea when his loan deal ends.
What has been more of a mystery is what will happen after that. The Nerazzurri CEO has stated that it will be up to the two clubs to see if they can agree a new loan deal.
Moreover, the player’s form has always looked to be a key factor.
Whilst Lukaku has started to get back to his best and be decisive in recent matches, the fact that this has been an inconsistent and injury-hit campaign for him has made the Nerazzurri less interested in bringing him back for another season.
According to the Mirror, Inter have little interest in bringing Lukaku back.
Mauricio Pochettino To Decide On Romelu Lukaku Chelsea Future
According to the Mirror, incoming Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino will play a decisive role in deciding on Lukaku’s future.
The Argentine is expected to be appointed as coach for next season soon.
Whilst Chelsea have a large squad, what they do lack is a starting-quality centre-forward.
Bringing Lukaku back would represent an option to give Pochettino an out-and-out number nine to build the attack around.
The Belgian cost Chelsea a whopping £97.5 million in 2021, but would paradoxically represent a low-cost option now.
Accordingly, former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain coach Pochettino may well bring Lukaku back into the fold.
In any event, the Mirror report that Lukaku will be back at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Then, a decision on his future will be incoming.