Inter 'feeling confident' over transfer for Chelsea star Lukaku as two clubs 'schedule direct contact' in coming hours | The Sun

INTER MILAN are confident about agreeing a loan deal with Chelsea to sign Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

Lukaku, 29, is available on loan but Chelsea are seeking a £20million fee to let him leave for the season.

That price tag is believed to be too steep for Inter but the Serie A side are hopeful of reaching a deal.

And according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano the two clubs are set to hold talks today about a move.

He tweeted: "Inter and Chelsea have scheduled a new direct contact in the coming hours for Romelu Lukaku. Inter are feeling confident, now waiting for Chelsea’s final price tag."

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly open to discussing a loan move for Lukaku with Inter.

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And the two parties have plenty to iron out with the Italian side unable to pay all of Lukaku's £325,000 salary.

The Belgian could solve that problem himself as he is said to be willing to take a pay cut to return to the San Siro.

Lukaku could even slash his wages by half to secure a loan deal and put a torrid year at Chelsea behind him.

Many Blues fans have described the striker as "the worst transfer of all time" with some supporters now desperate for him to leave.

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Yet when Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge many fans and pundits were excited by his arrival.

Many felt he had unfinished business following his first disastrous spell at the club and was the missing piece of the puzzle that would make Thomas Tuchel's side title contenders.

But from minute one he did not fit Chelsea's style of play and complained about a lack of goalscoring chances in a now infamous December interview where he first revealed his desire to return to Inter.

Lukaku scored eight league goals and lost his place to Kai Havertz in the second half of the season – leaving Chelsea with little option but to make him available for loan.

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