Peter O’Rourke suggested on the Terrace YouTube channel that Romelu Lukaku would happily return to Chelsea if Inter Milan made him available.
Today, reports from Italy have surfaced suggesting the Blues are plotting a £110m (Corriere Della Sera) bid for Lukaku.
Roman Abramovich has apparently even sent his son out to Milan so he can iron out the finer details of this potential deal.
However, there already appears to be a few hurdles between Chelsea and the Belgian striker.
According to Le Bombe di Vlad, the 28-year-old has refused an £8m-per-season proposal from the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.
It’s up to Romelu
It is also widely claimed that Lukaku is not attracted to revisiting the Premier League right now.
Yet, O’Rourke refuted those ideas.
Instead, he explained the centre-forward would happily reconvene with his former employers if Inter accepted a major money offer from the Blues.
“Lukaku’s always been on their (Chelsea’s) list,” he said.
“But their (Inter’s) financial issues mean maybe he could be gettable this summer.
“I think if someone like Chelsea were to put down +£100m for Lukaku this summer, that’s going to be hard for Inter to turn down.
“Even though the players come out and said he’s happy at Inter and he wants to stay in Italy, I think this could be taken out of his hands.
“The club’s owners, in desperate need of money, are going to say ‘right, we can’t turn this down. It’s up to you Romelu if you want to go.’
“I think if that does happen, Lukaku will gladly make the move back to Chelsea.”
Rewind the clock
It is over half a decade since Lukaku last put on a Chelsea jersey, with several different career moves in-between his current standing in Serie A.
He left South West London on quite a sour note and sort to find refuge in the arms of Everton.
A complicated stint at Manchester United ensued before he was enticed by Inter in 2019.
95 games, 64 goals, and a Serie A title later, could the no.9 about to come full circle and reclaim his Blue legacy? Time will certainly tell.