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Lukaku Arrives Italy Ahead Loan Move To Inter Milan

Lukaku Arrives Italy Ahead Loan Move To Inter Milan

Chelsea Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has landed in Milan this morning (Wednesday) to complete his loan move to Inter Milan, Sky Sports reports.

Lukaku flew into Milan Linate airport around 6.20am local time and posed with an Inter scarf before getting in a car.

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The former Manchester United striker will undergo a medical with Inter on Wednesday ahead of being officially announced as a new Inter player.

Inter will pay Chelsea a loan fee of £6.9m plus £3.5m in bonuses if they win the Scudetto, and will cover all his wages this season.

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Only the final details of the deal need to be resolved before Inter can welcome Lukaku back to the club just 11 months after they sold him to Chelsea for £97.5m.

Lukaku has agreed to a 30-per-cent pay cut to smooth his exit, with his earnings set to drop from £10m per year after tax to £7m.

The breakthrough last week came after several rounds of negotiations over the past few weeks involving Lukaku’s lawyer Sebastian Ledure and Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.

Lukaku scored just eight Premier League goals in 26 outings last season after returning to Stamford Bridge for a club-record fee.

In December, Lukaku told Sky in Italy he wanted to return to Inter one day, saying: “I really hope in the depths of my heart to return to Inter, not at the end of my career, but at a still good level to hopefully win more.”

Last week, it was revealed Inter cannot afford to sign Lukaku on a permanent deal.

Chelsea decided to let Lukaku leave after talks between Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel, as well as discussions between Boehly and Lukaku.

Both Boehly and Tuchel wanted to resolve Lukaku’s future quickly so as they could focus on strengthening their squad this summer.

In his first spell at Inter, he scored 64 goals in 95 games and helped them to the Serie A title.

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