Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea this summer, according to Inter Milan president Beppe Marotta, despite reports that the Belgian striker wishes to make his loan to the Italian club permanent.
Even though he was brought back for a club-record £97.5 million, the 29-year-old had a wretched first season at Stamford Bridge and returned to Inter on loan last summer.
With only 14 outings so far this season, the Belgian’s loan return to Inter has been marred by injury.
‘Lukaku to stay also next year? It’s too early to decide, he will return to Chelsea and we will see what’s next,’ Marotta told Sky. ‘Lukaku wants to stay at Inter, for sure — we know Romelu’s intention and so we will see if we can negotiate his return here.’
In the first game of their Champions League round of 16 match at the San Siro, Lukaku’s team defeated FC Porto 1-0.