Chelsea Reject €25M Inter Milan Offer For Star Striker – Holding Out For €40M
Chelsea have rejected an initial bid of €25 million from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, and are holding out for €40 million.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, via FCInterNews, who also report that Juventus are interested in signing the Belgian international but that the player only wants Inter.
Inter are now ready to make a straight cash offer for Lukaku.
The Nerazzurri’s previous bids have all faced swift rejection because they’d previously only offered a loan deal. Chelsea are only interested in selling Lukaku on a permanent basis, by contrast.
However, Di Marzio reports, Inter have made a formal offer of €25 million for the Belgian.
However, this is not yet high enough for the Blues. According to Di Marzio, Chelsea have rejected Inter’s offer and countered with an asking price of €40 million.
Whilst the Premier League side hardly expect to recoup anything close to what they paid for Lukaku, they still aren’t ready to accept any low-ball bids.
Chelsea Striker Romelu Lukaku Only Wants Inter – No Interest In Juventus
Lukaku has always made his will clear – he wants to go back to Inter.
However, he is still waiting for the Nerazzurri to make a deal with Chelsea.
That still hasn’t happened, and as Di Marzio reports, Inter’s latest attempt has once again been unsuccessful.
Some reports suggest that Inter’s failure to complete a deal for Lukaku has left the door open for Juventus to make a shock move for the striker.
However, Di Marzio reports, this is not remotely a serious consideration for Lukaku.
Rather, the 30-year-old is fully prioritizing going back to the Nerazzurri. Di Marzio confirms that the Bianconeri have mulled over the idea of moving for Lukaku. But on the player’s side, there is no interest.
Meanwhile, Lukaku would reportedly be willing to reduce his wages to go back to Inter. He is fully committed to making the move happen.
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