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AC Milan consider shock summer move for Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku as Pulisic & Loftus-Cheek considered



AC Milan are considering a shock move for Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The 30-year-old wants to leave Chelsea this summer after spending the 2022/23 season on loan at Inter Milan, however the Nerazzurri are reluctant to re-sign Lukaku on a permanent basis, with the Blues reluctant to sanction another loan deal.

Clubs in Saudi Arabia are interested in Lukaku but the forward isn’t keen on a move, which has already seen many players make the lucrative move, including N’Golo Kante to Al-Ittihad.

Lukaku‘s preference is to remain at Inter, but Gazzetta dello Sport claim a ‘sensational idea’ has surfaced at Casa Milan, with the Rossoneri now ‘thinking’ of Lukaku as a potential option.

It’s claimed Chelsea could be prepared to accept around €40 million for Lukaku after paying £97.5 million just two summers ago, while other reports claim €60 million was discussed as his value with Saudi clubs.

Inter are unable to finance such a move but with AC Milan set to receive a windfall in excess of €70 million for Sandro Tonali, who looks to be Newcastle United bound, a shock move for Lukaku could be on the cards, handing both the Belgian and Chelsea a potential lifeline and opportunity to part ways.

Lukaku’s stance on a move to Inter’s city rivals will be crucial over whether or not a transfer back to the San Siro, this time the red and black side, would be possible.

Stefano Pioli’s side have also been linked with Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Talks were at an advanced stage before directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara were sacked.

Meanwhile, as reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, AC Milan are also considering Christian Pulisic to bolster their attack this summer. Pulisic is likely to be available for around £20 million if he is to depart.

Earlier this month while on international duty, Pulisic was quizzed on his future. He said: “It’s obviously been an interesting journey at club level for me. I thought it was a great couple of years, and the last couple years just haven’t gone at all how I’ve planned them to be.

“This summer, we’re obviously going to have to see what happens — it’s obviously very early. As of right now, I’m a Chelsea player and I plan to go back, but a lot of things can happen, a lot of things can change.”