Chelsea ready to take hit of almost £60MILLION to get Lukaku off books with striker wanting transfer away from England

CHELSEA are ready to let Romelu Lukaku go for just £40m.

That’s almost £60m less than the record transfer fee the club paid for the Belgium striker two years ago.

Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan in 2021 for £97.5million


Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan in 2021 for £97.5millionPhoto credit: Getty
The Blues are now ready to sell him for £40m


The Blues are now ready to sell him for £40mCredit: Alamy

Lukaku, 30, was on loan at Inter Milan last year and doesn’t want to return to England.

The Italians want him but Chelsea will only approve a permanent move and not another loan.

And they’re willing to put up with the £97.5m he cost when he joined from Inter in 2021 just to get him off the books.

Juventus, his Serie A counterparts, and Saudi club Al-Hilal are also interested in a deal.

Juve reportedly held talks with Chelsea last week about a potential deal for the striker.

However, the Italian giants are said to have been upset at its price.

Meanwhile, Saudi Super League club Al Hilal have offered him a huge £21million-a-year deal.

But the striker revealed he wants to stay in Europe.


Lukaku scored 14 goals in 37 games while on loan at Inter Milan last season.

He wanted to stay at the San Siro beyond this summer but club officials admitted they would struggle to afford another move.

Zack Zwiezen

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