'We've got more details': Sky share how much Lukaku will earn after he leaves Chelsea and signs for Inter
Reports suggest Romelu Lukaku has accepted a major pay cut to force through a loan move to Inter Milan.
According to Sky Sports, the Belgian has agreed terms with a deal that will see him earn £3m less than his current Chelsea salary whilst on loan with the Nerazzurri.
Fabrizio Romano reported that a deal has been agreed between the two sides to facilitate Lukaku’s move back to the San Siro, bringing an end to one of the more prevalent stories of the summer so far.
The return has been on the cards since 2022 began, when the striker’s explosive interview with Italian media saw him state his desire to go back to the San Siro, just six months after his £97.5m move to Stamford Bridge.
This saw his relationship with supporters deteriorate, not for the first time as a Premier League player.
There were fears that the deal may fall through, with Inter’s financial situation reportedly causing them problems at offering a deal Chelsea would accept.
Now though, it appears the player himself has done what he can to get the deal across the line, with Sky Sports claiming they have acquired details regarding his wages.
They said: “We’ve got more details now on Lukaku’s loan return from Chelsea to Inter. “He is taking a 30% pay cut to move. We know he’s been earning £10m a year after tax at Chelsea, so he’ll be paid £7m a year net at Inter.
“Inter are going to be paying all of his wages.”
The ability to get Lukaku completely off the books is a small positive in a transfer which has been a nightmare for the entire club.
While the astronomical transfer fee may not be recuperated, being able to kick-start the ability to make their own signings is the best thing that could happen at Stamford Bridge right now.