Report: 'Insane' player will be able to decide own future if Chelsea make him £102m offer

Romelu Lukaku can be the sole dictator of his destiny if Chelsea ramp up their previously rejected bid.

This is according to Sky Sports Italia, who claim Inter Milan won’t be able to stop Lukaku leaving if the Blues propose a more expensive offer.

The Serie A giants recently turned down a €100m (£85m) move for their striker’s services.

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However, it appears the Stamford Bridge hierarchy are plotting to increase their endeavours by a further €20m, making the total cost €120m (£102m).

Up to you, Rom

Permitted Chelsea do part ways with this kind of cash, Inter may struggle to say no once again.

It would therefore be left to Lukaku to make the final decision on his future.

On the one hand, he is happy and well respected in Italy.

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His 24 league goals last season fired the Nerazzurri to their first domestic title since 2011.

Flip the coin and there is plenty of unfinished business waiting for him in South West London.

No longer the fresh-faced, enthusiastic youngster who was slightly out of his depth at Chelsea, Lukaku has a point to prove in the Premier League.

Some still doubt the 28-year-old’s quality, a concern he would love to rid completely.

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For those who hold reservations against the Belgian, perhaps listen to what his peers have to say about him.

“People give Rom a lot of stick and he is a victim on social media, but Lukaku is a striker who will score 20 to 25 goals for Man United – and any other club,” Kevin De Bruyne explained to the Sunday Mirror.

“His goal ratio is insane. He ­belongs to the best strikers in the world.”   

If the two-time PFA Players’ Player of the Year’s approval isn’t enough, then it’s unlikely Lukaku will receive your blessing.

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Which could be even more incentive for Inter’s no.9 to reclaim his legacy at Chelsea.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.