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Football Transfer News – Lukaku Pushed Inter to Join Chelsea

Football Transfer News – Lukaku Pushed Inter to Join Chelsea

After the Nerazzurri turned down three offers, Romelu Lukaku admits he spoke with Simone Inzaghi about joining Chelsea from Inter. So, amidst other Italian Serie A football transfer news, Lukaku pushed Inter to join Chelsea this summer.

Lukaku moved on a football transfer from Inter Milan to Chelsea this summer, returning to West London after an eight-year absence.

He returned to England to become Chelsea’s number 9 at Stamford Bridge for a €115-million transfer fee (the football news).

The Premier League giants had been in talks with the Serie A champions for a long time. And finally, the Blues have signed the 28-year-old to a contract extension until June 2026.

Football Transfer News – Lukaku Pushed Inter to Join Chelsea

However, Inter Milan rejected three of Chelsea’s offers for Romelu Lukaku, which forced the Belgian star to finally intervene.

He then asked his Italian Serie A defending winner club upfront to allow him to return to London, to Chelsea.

“With Chelsea’s third offer, I knew it was serious and I wasn’t there anymore,” Lukaku told

“Chelsea offered €110m plus Zappacosta, but Inter said no, so I went to [Simone] Inzaghi’s office asking to find an agreement.

“I told Inzaghi: ‘Inter pulled me out of s… but I wanna leave only because of Chelsea.”

Romelu Lukaku joined the Nerazzurri for €75 million from Manchester United.

And during his two-year stint at Inter, Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 games. And to show for his time in Milan, he also won one Serie A title, from the latest 2020-21 season.

On August 22, he scored his first goal, after his comeback, for Chelsea in a 2-0 win over Arsenal.

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