Chelsea will have to submit an offer of at least £102.5m if they are to resign Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to reports.
The 28-year-old has developed into one of the best strikers in the world, scoring 64 goals in 95 matches for Inter Milan last season and helping Antonio Conte’s side win the Serie A title.
Lukaku has continued his fine form during Euro 2020, netting three goals in four games to help Belgium progress to the quarter-finals, and there has been alot of talk that he could make a sensational return back to the Premier League.
Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows he needs to keep improving the squad that he currently has and it is widely expected that a number of top-class players will be arriving at the Bridge over the next few months
According to Tuttosport, though, Inter want to keep hold of their talisman – despite their precarious financial situation – and would demand a nine-digit fee if any club was intent on prising him away
The report adds that we will have to pay around £102 million to secure a transfer deal for the big man
Former England international Peter Crouch recently claimed a move back to the club could suit, He told Paddy Power: ‘Romelu Lukaku has to be a target for Premier League clubs, without a doubt.
‘Look at the money you’d have to spend to get Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe or even Harry Kane. It would cost a lot less to get Lukaku, yet he’s a banker for Premier League goals.
‘He gets better every season and I wouldn’t bet against him winning the Euros Golden Boot now. Belgium are a top side and he’s going to get more goals.
‘The obvious English destination is Chelsea, though. He’d fit in there. They’ve got pace, which suits him, willing runners, and they’d have an abundance of ability around him.
‘He’s been at Chelsea before and I think he’s got something to prove there. I could see him being a good fit under Thomas Tuchel.
‘Similarly, if Chelsea sign Erling Haaland, they are title contenders without a doubt. They’ve got a squad capable of a title challenge and will have confidence after winning the Champions League.
‘If they get Haaland, they’re 100% in it. It’s going to be a fascinating season to see if anyone can topple Manchester City.’