EPL: Lukaku to take pay cut, leave Chelsea for new club

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, is reportedly willing to take a pay cut to leave Stamford Bridge and return to Inter Milan in the summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reports. Lukaku has not really impressed at Chelsea since returning to the Blues from Inter Milan for a club-record £97.

EPL: Lukaku to take pay cut, leave Chelsea for new club
Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, is reportedly willing to take a pay cut to leave Stamford Bridge and return to Inter Milan in the summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reports. Lukaku has not really impressed at Chelsea since returning to the Blues from Inter Milan for a club-record £97.7 million last summer. Recall that last December, Lukaku criticized Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s system and expressed his desire to return to Inter Milan. However, it appears the former Manchester United star is now willing to fast-track that promise by taking a pay-cut. The 28-year-old wants to return to the Serie A champions and he has let them know he is willing to reduce his salary to come back. The current situation at Chelsea has opened this as a possibility. First, Chelsea needs to be sold and then they need to find an agreement on a loan deal as Inter can’t buy Lukaku. Meanwhile, there are problems concerning a potential move for the Belgium international. Inter will be unable to buy Lukaku in their current financial situation. A loan deal with a view to a permanent move would be the proposed operation. Alongside this, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was hit with sanctions by the UK government on Thursday that have suspended the club’s transfer activity. Lukaku, who is on weekly wages of £325,000, will need to cut that huge sum if he is to get his desired return to Inter.