Report: Chelsea now offer Inter the chance to sign 26-year-old from them as well as Lukaku

It is being reported that Inter Milan have been offered Ruben Loftus-Cheek as well as Romelu Lukaku this summer.

According to Gazetta, the England international could be set to make the move abroad in far simpler circumstances than his Belgian teammate.

Despite making 40 appearances under Thomas Tuchel last season, the 26-year-old has failed to establish himself as a starter under the German, facing fierce competition in the midfield positions.

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With N’golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho repeatedly showing their worth, a role in the typical midfield two in Tuchel’s system has been hard to come by, with the imminent return of the promising Conor Gallagher providing yet more competition.

In his time at Stamford Bridge, Loftus-Cheek has had loan spells in the Premier League with Fulham and Crystal Palace, with his performances for the latter seeing him called up for England’s 2018 World Cup squad.

He recently scored his first goal since May 2019 when he opened the scoring in the FA Cup semi-final against former side Palace.

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Gazetta have reported the Englishman is unhappy with life at the club he has been at since 2004, and the Blues are potentially to cash in on the central midfielder.

While they report the Blues are looking for a deal in the region of £20m for Loftus-Cheek, Gazetta also state that a loan move could be considered, which would suit last season’s Serie A runners up better.

The news comes as reports of Lukaku’s desire to return to his former club fail to go away, with Inter again believed to require the deal to at least begin on a temporary basis.

The Italian side failed to retain their Serie A crown last season, as they were pipped to the top by city rivals AC Milan. They have already began strengthening their side with the signing of former Arsenal and Manchester United man Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Roma.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.