Inter Milan’s coach, Simone Inzaghi, confirmed that the club was interested in re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea this summer, but Lukaku rejected the opportunity to return to San Siro.
Lukaku’s return to Chelsea has not gone as planned, and he spent the previous season on loan with Inter Milan. While he contributed to Inter’s journey to the Champions League final and scored 14 goals in all competitions, Lukaku couldn’t replicate the same level of performance as in his first stint with the club.
Inzaghi expressed his disappointment at Lukaku’s decision to reject the move back to Inter, mentioning that he wanted the striker to continue with the team. However, Lukaku chose a different path.
For Chelsea, finding a new destination for Lukaku would likely be a positive outcome, considering his high wages and the club’s changed forward lineup under Mauricio Pochettino. While there are reports of Chelsea’s interest in bringing in Ivan Toney as a new striker, Lukaku’s potential departure would also provide financial relief in the final stages of the transfer window.
In summary, Inter Milan’s interest in re-signing Romelu Lukaku this summer was met with Lukaku’s rejection, disappointing their coach Simone Inzaghi. For Chelsea, finding a new club for Lukaku would offer financial benefits and the opportunity to explore other striking options.