On Thursday, FcInterNews reported there’s a ‘feeling’ within Inter that Chelsea cannot raise the €110m offer that was already rejected by the Serie A side for Romelu Lukaku.
The negotiations between the Serie A side and the west London club ‘continue’, reports Calciomercato.
Steven Zhang, the Nerazzurri chairman, has ‘given a mandate to listen to offers’ for the striker and ‘then continue negotiations’ with the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are ‘willing to go beyond’ the €110m they already offered and even reach an offer of around €130m, possibly by including one of their own players as part of the deal.
Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello was subjected to insults on social networking sites, urging him to keep his client at the San Siro.
“You will be able to hear our reasons soon, however it ends,” Pastorello responded to one of the supporters, who apologised to him on behalf of Inter fans.
The representative’s comments suggest the Belgium international is on the verge of leaving Inter and it also indicates his version on this case is different to that of the club.
Calciomercato state Pastorello’s comments don’t matter to Zhang as he’s ‘waiting for Chelsea’s new offer’.
Meanwhile, Italian journalist Enzo Bucchioni, in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, says the former Everton man’s transfer is in its final stretch.
The European champions’ intention to sign the frontman is ‘very strong, absolute’ and his resistance couldn’t last long. After having ‘said no’ to €10m per year contract, Lukaku ‘easily found an agreement’ with Chelsea for an annual salary of €15m plus bonuses.
Bucchioni claims it was made easy as the club’s chairman pushed Lukaku to leave. He adds the offer from Tuchel’s side is now worth around €140m, with the inclusion of Marcos Alonso, also ‘satisfying’ Zhang’s demands.
The journalist states the ‘operation should be closed’ after Zhang gave a ‘green light’ for Lukaku’s sale and with Chelsea ‘satisfying’ the demands.