The Inter Milan dressing room blocked the return of striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri directors sounded out the squad regarding the possibility of bringing the Belgian back, but that his antics this summer had alienated them.

After a summer that has devolved into a soap opera time, Lukaku is on the verge of joining Roma.

The 30-year-old will join the Giallorossi on a season-long loan from Chelsea following links with the likes of Juventus and AC Milan, among others.

But the team with whom Lukaku naturally had the strongest ties was Inter.

The Nerazzurri had seemingly been right on the verge of signing the striker on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

But, as the story is now well-known, they pulled the plug on the move after learning of his negotiations with the Bianconeri.

Moreover, the fact that Lukaku was not responding to any messages from Inter angered them. It mystified the club directors, and left them feeling that the player was showing a great lack of respect.

Inter Milan Squad Blocked Reconciliation With Romelu Lukaku

According to Sky, after the initial furor had died down, Inter’s club directors did consider wavering.

The Nerazzurri did still need to sign a striker in the summer. And on the pitch, there are few questions about Lukaku’s suitability to the team.

Therefore, Sky recollect, Inter’s club directors and President Steven Zhang sounded out the squad.

However, from the dressing room, the message was a firm no.

There were still hurt feelings and a sense of alienation as a result of Lukaku’s behaviour during the summer.

The striker had not only not answered phone calls from the club directors. He was also unreachable for his former teammates.

Therefore, Sky report, when Inter’s directors broached the subject with the squad, the response was clear. The dressing did not want to bring Lukaku back.