Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has insisted that he’ll stay at Inter Milan this summer, effectively ending speculations of a potential return to Chelsea or move to Manchester City.
The Belgian has been in top form since his move to the Serie A and played a significant role as Inter Milan wrestled the Serie A title from the grasps of Juventus, winning their first league title in 11 years. Lukaku played his part by scoring 24 goals and providing 11 assists in 36 games.
His brilliance at Inter Milan has attracted the interest of Chelsea and Manchester City but the 28-year-old forward insists that he feels good at Inter and has already had discussions with the new manager following Antonio Conte’s decision to part ways with the club.
‘Yes, I am staying,’ he told Dutch broadcaster VTM.
‘I’ve already had contact with the man who normally becomes our new manager. Maybe I shouldn’t say that yet… but it was a very positive conversation.’
‘There’s also the challenge of doing it again [winning the league with Inter]. I feel good at Inter.’
It can be recalled that Conte left Inter due to frustrations over lack of financial support in the summer. Therefore, the club have been on a search for his replacement and Simone Inzaghi has been heavily tipped to replace Conte at Inter, having also left his role at Lazio.
Lukaku previously spent some seasons at Chelsea, Everton, and Manchester United in the Premier League before eventually joining Inter Milan. The striker has been mighty impressive since his move to Italy.
Chelsea are on a search for a new striker this summer after their triumph in the UEFA Champions League and Roman Abramovich believes that the Belgian can take Chelsea to the next level based on a report by Eurosport.
Losing UEFA Champions League finalists Manchester City are also interested in signing a new striker after Sergio Aguero called it quits at the Etihad and joined Barcelona on a free transfer. Gabriel Jesus has also failed to stake a claim as the club’s first-choice striker.