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Romelu Lukaku will spend the entire season on loan from Chelsea, according to a deal reached by Italian club Inter Milan and Lukaku.
The 29-year-old was acquired by the Blues from Inter in August 2021 for £97.5 million, but after struggling last year, he will rejoin the Serie A team.
It costs roughly 8 million euros (£6.9 million) to loan Lukaku.
Last season, the international player from Belgium scored 15 goals for Chelsea in all competitions, including eight in 26 Premier League games.
It is believed that Lukaku was willing to accept a pay reduction to re-join Inter, who won the Serie A championship in 2020–21 with him as their offensive leader.
After leaving Chelsea in 2014 to sign with Everton for £28 million, Lukaku returned to the Stamford Bridge team last summer on a five-year agreement for a club-record price.
However, he expressed regret for a season-long interview in which he expressed dissatisfaction with his position under Thomas Tuchel’s leadership of the Blues and a desire to return to the Italian team soon.
As Chelsea’s season waned, Lukaku only managed three goals in his remaining 15 top-flight appearances.
While Liverpool defeated Tuchel’s team on penalties in both the FA Cup final and the League Cup final, Tuchel’s team finished third in the Premier League.
Two points behind city rivals AC Milan, Inter placed second in Serie A last season.
Paulo Dybala, a forward for Juventus, is also being discussed.
When his contract expires at the end of the month, the 28-year-old international from Argentina is expected to become a free agent.