Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea in the summer, months after playing a vital role in helping Inter Milan win the title last season.

After struggling to impress in his first spell with the Blues, the 28-year-old had a good start to his second spell and is currently the main striker for Thomas Tuchel.

Earlier this week, Lukaku insisted the time was right for him to rejoin the west London club and also revealed he had opportunities to join Chelsea in 2016 and 2017.

The Belgium international also stressed the two seasons he spent at the San Siro “really helped” him. Federico Pastorello, the agent of the frontman has discussed his client’s love for the Nerazzurri.

“He has Inter in his heart, people can say what they want but this is a fact and an absolute reality. They are professionals, it is normal. When certain things happen on the market, they need to be carefully evaluated and then decisions are made,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.

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“Sometimes as a professional you have to evaluate the sentimental aspect, but also that of the career, and we are here to remind them. However, he is happy in London, he is focused on the new project, but he follows Inter and the Nerazzurri games with great affection.”

Just weeks after the completion of the 2020/21 season, reports in Italy started to emerge that Inter were not planning to sell Lukaku. However, they changed their stance as they had to sacrifice the star to ease the club’s financial situation.

When TMW pressed Pastorello on when Chelsea started talks to sign the former Everton man, and whether it was before the Euros, he said: “There are many talks, but the operation was quick. When they decided, they went strong, it didn’t last particularly long.”