Romelu Lukaku set to join Chelsea from Inter Milan

Chelsea are close to sealing a deal to re-sign striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is set for a club-record fee of £97.5m from Inter Milan.

Romelu Lukaku earlier said in the summer he was happy to stay with the Italian champions.

The 28-year-old Belgian reversed his stance this week.

He told Inter that he wanted to join Chelsea if the right offer was received.

The deal would be just short of the £100m British record.

Manchester City paid Aston Villa for England midfielder Jack Grealish on Thursday at 100m pounds.

Some details are still to be resolved.

But provided there are no unexpected problems, Lukaku will return to the club where he spent three seasons from 2011.

Although two of those seasons were spent on loan at West Brom and Everton.

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Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea

A return to Stamford Bridge this summer will come seven years after he left the west London club.

He joined Everton on a permanent deal in 2014.

Romelu Lukaku almost re-joined them again in 2017, but instead opted to sign for Manchester United for an initial £75m.

If Chelsea now pay £97.5m to get him back, that will mean two of the top six fees paid for a player in British football have been for Lukaku.

Lukaku scored 47 goals in 72 Serie A appearances over two seasons at the San Siro.

He helped Inter to a first league title since 2010 last term.

Chelsea had been heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland earlier in the summer.

But the German club ruled out selling the 21-year-old Norwegian this summer.

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