Belgian footballing star Romelu Lukaku is all set to return to his parent club Chelsea after his loan spell ends with Inter Milan at the end of the season. Inter's CEO Beppe Marotta has hinted at a potential transfer of Lukaku to the Premier League club. However, the Belgian does want to make his loan transfer permanent this time.
The 29-year-old joined the Serie A side on loan for the season last summer but missed a large proportion of the first-half of the campaign through injury. Lukaku picked up a hamstring injury in August and played just once before the World Cup break, before returning to full fitness at the tournament.
"Talking about it now would be premature. In June, he'll return to Chelsea and then it will be a new scenario before us, and we'll see what we can do. He wants to stay, so definitely knowing what he wants, we'll see if we're able to go back to negotiations and negotiate a return here with us for next season,” said Marotta to Sky Sport Italia.
Inter Milan became Lukaku's home after Everton's prodigy failed to live upto expectations at Manchester United. Lukaku featured 96 times for the Red Devils and he ended up with 42 goals and 13 assists. The Italian side came in to sweep Lukaku from the English club. In one season, the Belgian striker made all his critics regret about their comments. He was the central figure around which the whole Inter team operated.
Lukaku single-handedly ended Juventus's nine years of Serie A dominance. The 29-year-old striker's stocks went flying over the roof in the market as clubs started to show their interest in acquiring his services. Chelsea shelled out £97.5m for Lukakau, an offer Inter could not resist. After spending a season with the Italian giants Lukaku went back to redeem himself at Chelsea for his second spell.
However, the move backfired and Chelsea ended up sending him back to Italy. Lukaku has made 15 appearances this season and played almost 701 minutes. During this period he has managed to get 4 goals and 1 assist. Chelsea still has to make up their mind regarding Lukaku.