Chelsea are planning on presenting Inter Milan with a hefty sum to bring Romelu Lukaku back to London, according to Calciomercato.

Lukaku left the Blues in 2014 after several seasons without rarely getting a sniff at first-team action.

The ferocious forward has since scored bucket loads for Everton, Manchester United and Milan.

Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the third goal during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Inter Milan on February 21, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

His current whereabouts are with the Serie A giants, the team Chelsea want to steal him back off in a potentially sensational summer transfer.

Erling Haaland remains top priority for Roman Abramovich, but as Eurosport reported last month, Lukaku is seen as the next best option to solve his clubs striking issues.

Calciomercato confirmed this interest and claimed that Chelsea were preparing to take concrete action on the Belgian international if a Haaland deal fell through.

They stated the Blues were willing to offer Milan over €100m (£85m) to secure the 27-year-old’s services ahead of any other interested suitors.

FC Internazionale v FC Crotone - Serie A
MILAN, ITALY – JANUARY 03: Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan celebrates after scoring their team’s fourth goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and FC Crotone at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 03, 2021 in Milan, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

One of those being Manchester City, who are also in the hunt for a new leading marksman following the imminent departure of Sergio Aguero.

Pep Guardiola has previously voiced his admiration for Lukaku, telling the Manchester Evening News in 2018 that, ‘he’s a world class player.’

It will be an almighty financial tug of war if Chelsea and City do get involved with the two no.9s, one that few other sides could get between.

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