Romelu Lukaku landed in Italy on Wednesday morning ahead of his return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea.
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The Belgian striker has finally been granted his heart desires as he's set for a reunion with his former employers
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta had previously revealed the Belgian striker was scheduled to touch down in Italy on Tuesday evening.
Lukaku had his medical today ahead of his long-awaited Inter comeback official after Chelsea agreed to a reported deal inwhich Inter will pay an initial eight million euros (€8.42 million) plus a further potential three million in bonuses for the loan.
The 29-year-old striker will once again lead Inter’s attack as they attempt to regain the Serie A title after agreeing to take a pay cut to a reported €8.5 million for the coming campaign.
Lukaku's return to Inter
Lukaku requested to leave Chelsea after failing to make an impression on his return to Stamford Bridge following a club-record £97.5 million move from Inter last summer.
However, the Belgian had already made himself a fan favourite in his two seasons at Inter after scoring 64 times in 95 games and driving them to their first Serie A title in over a decade - the 2021 Scudetto ending both an 11-year drought and Juventus’ reign in Italian football.
Lukaku reportedly 'in tears' following Inter return
In his 44 appearances for Thomas Tuchel, the Belgian scored just 15 times and made his situation at the club worse by giving a controversial interview to Sky Sports Italia, in which he expressed his desire to return to the then- Serie A champions.
According to Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport, the 29-year-old became emotional after his agent informed him of the agreement reached between Chelsea and his former employers for his return to the Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Belgian will be heading back to London next summer and is still under contract until 2026, after Inter failed to insert a buy-option as part of the deal.