Romelu Lukaku has completed the first part of his medical ahead of his £98million return to Chelsea and dropped a big hint that a deal is close to being over the line.
The Belgian forward was recorded leaving Milan’s Columbus clinic on Monday afternoon and appeared to be holding a Chelsea shirt in the back of the car as he was whisked away, in a video published on fcinternews.it.
Romelu Lukaku was seen seemingly holding a Chelsea shirt after completing the first part of his medical ahead of his £98m return to Stamford Bridge
He will rejoin Chelsea seven years after his departure for Everton in 2014 and after a terrific season for Inter Milan, where his goals led the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title.
The 28-year-old Belgian will rejoin Chelsea seven years after his departure for Everton in 2014
The two clubs have now agreed a fee for Lukaku, 28, who told Italian champions Inter last week that he wanted to join Chelsea.
He is poised to sign a contract worth around £200,000 per week after tax.
Lukaku is also set to overtake Neymar and become the most expensive player of all time in accumulated transfer fees.
He is poised to sign a contract worth around £200,000 per week after tax at Stamford Bridge
His latest switch will take him ahead of the Paris Saint-Germain attacker in combined transfer fees, with the Belgian set to rack up an eye-watering total of £291m.
Inter’s financial problems mean they have been willing to let a number of players go already this summer, including Achraf Hakimi and Ashley Young, with Lukaku’s departure on the cards for a while as the club looks to balance the books.