After being gone from the club for good for eight years, Lukaku was welcomed back to Chelsea during the summer of 2021. The record-setting transfer price of €115 million was paid to get the international player from Inter Milan. However, in his second season making his debut for the Blues, the striker has failed to live up to expectations, scoring only eight goals in the Premier League over the course of 26 games.
Lukaku has not been able to adapt to the strategies used by manager Thomas Tuchel. He has given the impression of being uneasy at Stamford Bridge. Given that the head coach is also not satisfied with the performance of the center forward, it seems that the player will be leaving the team in the summer.
What’s the report?
Inter Milan, the team that formerly employed Lukaku, is interested in reuniting with the striker. The Nerazzurri and the Belgian player are said to have agreed to personal terms. There have been rumblings about the possibility of a loan deal with an option to purchase the player the following summer. However, the precarious financial state of the Italian giants can prove to be a barrier to progress in the discussions.
As a result, it is now possible for other teams to make a bid for Lukaku. Reports indicate that Tottenham Hotspur is considering making such a deal. And it would seem that the striker’s camp is also leaving their options open if a move to Inter Milan does not come to fruition. They have reportedly offered the 29-year-old to Real Madrid in advance of the summer transfer window.
As Real Madrid is ready to part ways with Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz, the club is looking to bring in a new striker to take their place. Karim Benzema would be the only player available to play in the No. 9 position for the Spanish and European champions. Kylian Mbappe was rumored to be moving. But at the last minute, the French player made a U-turn and committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain by signing a contract extension.
Real Madrid News Transfer: What will the Los Blancos decide?
Real Madrid is now exploring its possibilities to strengthen their offensive ranks as a result of this. Several players have been connected to the club. Gabriel Jesus, a player for Manchester City, has been made available to the Merengues. They are giving serious consideration to the idea of signing the 25-year-old Brazilian international who seems to be leaving the Etihad this summer.
Real Madrid has also been granted the opportunity to compete for Lukaku’s services at this time. On the other hand, taking a chance on the Chelsea star may not be something Carlo Ancelotti’s squad is eager to do after seeing how he played in the most recent season. And as things currently stand, a move back to Inter Milan seems to be the scenario that has the most chance of materializing for the former Manchester United striker.