It has been revealed what Romelu Lukaku is prepared to do to force an exit from Chelsea amid interest from Inter Milan.
The Belgian forward spent the 2022/23 season on loan in Italy playing for Inter despite transferring to west London from the Nerazzuri in 2021 for a fee of £97.5 million.
Currently the 30-year-old rakes in a weekly salary of £325,000 at Chelsea and has three years remaining on his contract, but Lukaku is keen to return for a second season on loan with the Champions League finalists.
Due to the chaos he has caused, the Blues are keen to cut their losses and cash in on the striker.
This summer has seen interest come from Al-Hilal, the Saudi Arabian club want to acquire the vastly experienced attacker who Chelsea want to sell, but Lukaku has other ideas.
He turned down a £6 million pay rise that could have seen him move to the Saudi Professional League, meaning he won’t follow the path of other Chelsea players such as N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech and Kalidou Koulibaly this summer.
The Italian side have showed interest in these two Chelsea defenders who are at varying points in their career, and could make a swoop for them both.
In order for Lukaku to go as well, as reported by Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, he will have to halve his current Chelsea salary.
Lukaku is willing to do this to force a move, he did this last season when he went on loan, but this would not be an ideal solution for the Blues.