AGENCIES :Top premier league side, Chelsea have reached an agreement to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge after Inter Milan accepted a mammoth €115 million bid from the the European champions.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have offered just cash to land Lukaku instead of adding a player as part of the deal. Earlier this week, the Blues made an opening offer of €100 million plus Marcos Alonso for Lukaku, which was turned down by Inter Milan.
According to the aforementioned source, Romelu Lukaku is set to sign a long-term contract with Chelsea, which would see the 28-year-old Belgian forward earn close to €12 million per annum.
Chelsea were in dire need of a new centre-forward after seeing Timo Werner struggle to adapt to life in the Premier League last season.
The Blues tried hard to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund but in the end landed on Romelu Lukaku, who is set to become Chelsea’s record signing.
After completing the signing of Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea are now ready to shift their focus to Sevilla defender Jules Kounde as Thomas Tuchel tries to consolidate after lifting the Champions League last season.