Romelu Lukaku, a striker for Chelsea, is expected to loan his services to the Serie A club Roma for the upcoming season.
The loan fee is set at £8 million, and Roma will be responsible for paying the Belgian international’s salary during the duration of the arrangement.
Inter Milan had anticipated that Lukaku, who is not in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans at Chelsea, would return to the club after spending the previous season on loan there. However, Pochettino chose to keep Lukaku at Chelsea.
However, the forward was not satisfied with the decision that coach Simone Inzaghi made not to start him in the Champions League final.
However, Juventus was unable to make the necessary roster adjustments in order to complete the transfer of Lukaku to their club.
Although there are a few things that need to be ironed out, the deal for his return to Italy is pretty well complete at this point.
Lukaku will be reunited with Jose Mourinho as a result of his move to Roma. Mourinho was the one who convinced Lukaku to join Manchester United rather than Chelsea after the Belgian forward moved from Everton to the Old Trafford club in 2017.
Lukaku moved returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan for £97.5 million and a five-year contract in August 2021 for his second term at Stamford Bridge. However, he has struggled to establish himself, and he has been training away from the first team for the all of this season.
Over the course of two stints with the Blues, he has played 59 games and contributed 15 goals. He is now ranked 20th on the all-time goalscoring list for the Premier League with 121 goals.
“When he is conditioned and fit he is a real handful,” said former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club. “When he is conditioned and fit he is a real handful.”
“He has had a very successful career, but now that he is 30 years old, he needs to establish himself once more.
“The Chelsea thing is baffling in some respects, that he seemed to be frozen out and Chelsea have a striker crisis, yet they weren’t bringing him back into the fold which was slightly odd,” he said. “The fact that he seemed to be frozen out and Chelsea have a striker crisis is baffling in some respects.”