Everyone in Italy wants a piece of the Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea pie on Tuesday, as reports keep coming in of a resurgence in the Blues’ interest for their former player.
Wanting a new striker this summer, the London side initially targeted Erling Haaland, but swiftly moved onto other players, like the Belgian, when the walls around the Norwegian set up by Borussia Dortmund were found to be impenetrable.
The latest two reports come from Sport Mediaset, relayed by FC Inter News, and Calciomercato respectively, with the pair following the Gazzetta line that Lukaku isn’t overly keen for a Stamford Bridge return.
The former states that while the Blues upped their offer to €110m this morning, ‘Inter aren’t selling and Big Rom doesn’t want to leave Milan’.
As for Calciomercato, they also believe €110m were rejected by the Serie A side, but they also make it clear ‘the air is changing and there is tension’ in the city.
That’s because Inter will only be able to resist ‘up to a certain point’, and if Lukaku were to ask to leave, the club will then ‘behave accordingly’.
By stating so, the club have placed the entirety of the decision on the striker’s shoulders.
In fact, much like what Gianluca Di Marzio was reporting earlier today, the belief is that Lukaku is ‘thinking about it’, as a contract of €15m/year would await him at Chelsea.
As Calciomercato put it, ‘the ball has officially been passed to the player’, all the while knowing that selling the Belgian, following the departures of Antonio Conte and Achraf Hakimi, would probably be the ‘worst downgrade of an Italian champion in football history’.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the tension in Milan from the fanbase is growing.