Report: What Romelu Lukaku did after finding out Inter Milan move was actually going to go through
Reports suggest Romelu Lukaku was in tears after hearing Chelsea and Inter Milan had come to an agreement on a loan fee.
According to Gazzetta, the Belgian was emotional as it became evident his return to the Nerazzurri was imminent.
The deal is set to bring an end to a miserable reunion at Stamford Bridge, with the club and player splitting again after just one year.
Despite a promising start, injuries originally stopped the Belgian in his tracks, although what followed can be put down to his individual actions.
The 29-year-old burned all bridges with supporters when he stated his desire to return to the San Siro while still in the prime of his career, implying the deal would be soon.
This fracture resulted in a dire end to the season, with Lukaku often finding himself on the bench in favour of Kai Havertz operating in a false nine role.
The deal was obviously important for the Belgium international, with him continuing to push and even taking a pay cut to confirm the loan deal.
This is why, according to Gazzetta, he was brought to tears when it was clear the move is expected to be confirmed any day now.
While the Blues’ football may not have always suited the Belgian striker, the lack of effort and desire in the second half of the season has left a bad taste in the mouth of Chelsea fans all over.
Todd Boehly’s reported impact on sorting the Lukaku situation ruthlessly will encourage supporters, with the American set to take the reins on the club’s transfer negotiations this summer.
This may hold more positive signs, with it being claimed by Fabrizio Romano that the new owner has already made contact personally with Leeds United over a possible deal to bring in Raphinha this summer.