Chelsea to lodge British transfer record bid for Lukaku


Chelsea are readying a new offer for Inter striker Romelu Lukaku worth as much as €130m (£110.7m), claims Gianluca Di Marzio.


Thomas Tuchel's side have already had three bids rejected by the Serie A champions but Inter are reluctantly coming round to the idea of selling Lukaku.


Chelsea's latest offer of £85m and Marcos Alonso was turned down by Inter, who will reportedly allow Lukaku to leave if they recieve an offer in excess of £100m.


Inter had previously described Lukaku as untouchable and the Belgium international had also ruled out leaving the club.


However, Inter, who paid £74m for Lukaku, are desperately looking to raise funds and Lukaku is now said to be considering a return to Chelsea.



The 28-year-old left Chelsea in 2014 and then snubbed the Blues in favour of Manchester United three years later.


Lukaku has developed into one of the best strikers in the world since joining Inter and Chelsea are prepared to shatter the British transfer record to land him.


The Belgian striker was one of only two players to reach double figures for both goals (24) and assists (11) in Serie A last season.