Romelu Lukaku is ready to leave Inter Milan to return to Chelsea this summer, according to reports.
The 28-year-old's stance all summer long has been that he would remain at Inter for the 2021/22 campaign. Lukaku stated his intention to stay at the San Siro, saying: "Yes, I am staying."
But Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of their former striker this summer and despite have an approach and contract offer rejected by the Belgian, have continued to try to convince him and Inter over a transfer this summer.
And as per the Telegraph, Chelsea have done just that. Lukaku is ready to re-join the Blues this month and will agree to a move should the Blues pay the big-money to Inter Milan.
Lukaku remains happy at Inter Milan but he is set on a return to Chelsea now where the Blues will pay him in the region of £250,000-a-week.
Chelsea now need to agree a fee with the Serie A champions. They have had a €100 million plus Marcos Alonso bid rejected but are believed to be preparing another offer in the hope Inter accept and give the green light for the Belgium international to depart.
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta insisted Lukaku was 'untouchable' this summer but that firm stance appears to have been shattered as a deal gets ever more likely.
"Romelu Lukaku is untouchable for us this summer, absolutely. He’s a key player for Inter," Marotta said to Sport Mediaset at the end of July.
Lukaku was Chelsea's 'back up' choice this summer after they ended their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland due to being priced out of an eye-watering move.