Chelsea are reportedly preparing a new bid worth €120-130m to sign Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.
According to Sky Sport Italia correspondent Fabrizio Romano, Inter expect to receive a new offer from the Blues in the coming days.
The Serie A champions had rejected a €100m offer plus Marcos Alonso, but Chelsea are pushing to sign the Belgian striker who would return to Stamford Bridge ten years after his move from Anderlecht.
According to the report, the Blues would offer Lukaku a €12m-a-year contract.
Chelsea are preparing a new bid to sign Romelu Lukaku. Proposal expected around €120/130m after opening bid turned down by Inter [€100m + Marcos Alonso involved in the deal]. #CFC
Chelsea are also offering Lukaku a long term contract for €12m net per season as salary.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2021
Inter only wanted to sell one of their stars and didn’t expect another departure after Achraf Hakimi’s €71m PSG switch.
However, according to multiple reports in Italy and UK, the Nerazzurri would be tempted to sell Lukaku for €120-130m this summer.
So, on paper, Chelsea’s new bid could be enough for the Blues to secure the services of the Belgium international.
Lukaku could become most expensive Serie A player ever sold
In the meantime, Inter have already identified Duvan Zapata and Joaquin Correa as possible replacements for the Belgian striker.
If Chelsea sign Lukaku for €120-130m, he will become the most expensive player ever sold by a Serie A club.