News broke via The Athletic on Monday morning that Chelsea had two bids for Lukaku snubbed by Inter Milan, who are not keen on parting ways with their talisman this summer.
Chelsea appear to have been given hope of striking a deal to sign the Belgian, else they surely wouldn’t be wasting the valuable time that’s left in the transfer window pursuing him.
Italian outlet La Repubblica have now shed light on Chelsea’s strategy to get Lukaku through the door, and it appears to be by dangling sizeable carrots to both Inter and the player himself.
As per the report, Chelsea are offering Inter €130M [£111M] in exchange for the striker, while also proposing to Lukaku a deal worth €15M-a-year [£12.8M-a-year, or around £250K-a-week].
La Repubblica’s belief is that Lukaku’s head is beginning to turn, with the 28-year-old now considering whether to depart the San Siro in favour of a return to Chelsea this summer.
Hold onto your hats, Chelsea fans…