When Inter Milan and Chelsea reached an agreement over a season-long loan, Romelu Lukaku “was moved to tears.”
It happens only a year after he paid a staggering £97.5 million to join Chelsea.
Since the Belgian forward struggled to score goals last season, Lukaku’s second tenure at Stamford Bridge has not been successful. In all competitions, he managed just 15 goals, and in a bombshell interview that infuriated Thomas Tuchel.
However, the 29-year-old is planning to go back to Italy, where he had two successful seasons with Inter.
According to the Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport, Lukaku broke down in tears when his attorney Sebastien Ledure informed him that Chelsea had completed an agreement with the Serie A team.
When Inter president Steven Zhang tried to renegotiate the financial package on Monday, the negotiations came to a standstill.
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However, the two clubs came to an agreement on a loan deal for £10.3 million, which was made up of a £6.9 million loan fee and £3.4 million in bonuses.
In exchange for his return to the San Siro, Lukaku has accepted to a 30% pay cut.
Inter will cover all of his salaries, and the player will have a medical next week to confirm the deal.
Lukaku left Manchester United and joined Inter in 2019.