Inter Milan are set to meet with Chelsea within the next few weeks to discuss the future of striker Romelu Lukaku.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are ready to try and sign the 30-year-old on another loan deal, but expect to negotiate a discount in order to do so.
As things stand, Lukaku is just a few weeks away from becoming a Chelsea player again.
The Belgian is under contract with the Blues, and only on loan at Inter. His loan deal runs out at the end of this month.
Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has already confirmed that Lukaku will return to Stamford Bridge when his loan ends. Then, the two clubs will have to see if they can agree a new deal.
If Inter and Chelsea are unable to agree a new loan deal for Lukaku, then the striker will not be back at the Nerazzurri next season.
Inter Milan & Chelsea To Hold Romelu Lukaku Talks Soon
According to the Gazzetta, the talks regarding Lukaku’s future are just on the horizon.
Inter and Chelsea are planning to meet soon to work out whether another loan is possible.
From the player’s perspective, there is no doubt. Lukaku wants to stay at Inter.
Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri are keen to bring the Belgian back. Inter believe that Lukaku can play an important role in pushing for the Serie A title next season.
However, Inter want Chelsea to agree to a lower loan fee compared to last season.
Additionally, the plans of newly-appointed Chelsea coach Mauricio Pochettino could play a role in the negotiations. The Argentine may want to keep Lukaku in the Blues’ team next season.
Lukaku has had a difficult season back at Inter due to injuries. However, the the last few weeks, he has finally put his fitness problems behind him and being in blazing form.