Inter Milan have reportedly rejected Chelsea’s £88m (€100m) plus Marcos Alonso bid for Lukaku as they see Romelu Lukaku as untouchable.
Chelsea’s desperation to sign a new striker has seen them fork out a staggering sum of £88m pounds plus the addition of Left Wing Back Marcos Alonso to sweeten the deal.
However, Inter’s CEO Beppe Marotta has dealt Chelsea a huge blow by stating that Romelu Lukaku who led them to their first Scudetto title in over a decade is not available for sale.
He said:”From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.”
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic hitting the football world, Inter Milan found themselves wanting financially, and they needed to sell players in order to set their finances right back on track. Chelsea however couldn’t capitalize on Inter Milan’s financial woes due to the fact that they have already sanctioned the sale of Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint Germain in a deal worth £51m.
This deal has offered a level of leverage to the Nerazzurri’s financial status and they are not under pressure to cash in on Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku who boasts of a staggering 64 goals and 16 assists in 98 outings for Inter across all competitions has also poured cold waters on rumours, linking him with a move away from the Nerazzurri as he looks forward to participating for Inter Milan in the upcoming season.
He said:”I did get to relax, but I’ve also been training to stay fit and be able to start [the season] well,”
‘We now have a few weeks to prepare as well as we can for the new campaign. We hope to do well and achieve even more than last year.”
“I’m thrilled to be back. We hope to continue down the path that we’ve started and to keep winning. All the players will work hard to make your dreams come true.”
With the transfer window closing on the 31st of August, it remains to be seen if Chelsea can pull off a deal that will see the Belgian star sign for the club.