Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has stated on Italian radio station Rai Sport that Romelu Lukaku wants to stay at the club this summer.
After a slow start back at his second spell at San Siro, the Belgium hitman has hit a purple patch of form, scoring six goals in his last five Serie A appearances. The 30-year-old is set to return to parent club Chelsea, with Mauricio Pochettino waiting in the wings to take over the Stamford Bridge hot seat.
Lukaku set for San Siro stay?
Speaking after Lukaku scored his ninth goal of the season in Inter’s 3-1 defeat to Serie A champions Napoli, Marotta said to Rai Sport: “Lukaku loves Inter, he wants to stay here with us. He feels very good here. Negotiations with Chelsea? He’s on loan until 30 June, then we still don’t Chelsea’s plans. We’re waiting for that”.
“Negotiations with Chelsea? He’s on loan until June 30, then we still don’t know Chelsea plans. We’re waiting for that”, told Rai Radio1. pic.twitter.com/zmRch4Zkyx
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Lukaku’s preference to stay in Italy may not surprise many, with the former Everton and Manchester United averaging well better than a goal every other game for the Nerazzurri.
However, the experienced striker would have to take a significant pay cut if he was to stay at this season’s Champions League finalists beyond the summer.