Report: Chelsea just £10m away from securing Abramovich's dream signing this summer
Chelsea and Inter Milan are edging ever closer to agreeing on a major deal for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku.
According to the Independent, the two clubs are £10m away from finalising a potential record-breaking agreement for the centre-forward.
The Blues are preparing to offer £130m (Independent), with every other piece of the puzzle already in place.
Chelsea are planning to pay Lukaku £250,000-a-week, making him the second-highest earner behind N’Golo Kante.
It would make the Belgian the most expensive Stamford Bridge recruit, not to mention smashing the British transfer record.
Although Inter do not want to relinquish their striker’s signature, they will struggle to refuse such a lucrative pay cheque.
Lukaku is seemingly ready for his potential return to Chelsea, half a decade since his last appearance.
He is no longer the boy who failed to score in any of his 15 games for the Blues.
210 goals later for West Bromwich Albion, Everton, Manchester United, and Inter later, the 28-year-old is back with a vengeance.
If Tammy Abraham is sold before the window closes, Lukaku will likely take the no.9 jersey to truly complete his legacy.
Or, he could take the vacant no.18 shirt left by Olivier Giroud, his original number before moving to Everton.
Perhaps that particular top has too many negative connotations attached; no.9 suits him much better.