Inter Milan have had a second bid for Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku rejected by Chelsea whilst talks remain ongoing.
Lukaku, 30, has long been keen on returning to the San Siro on a permanent deal after enjoying a successful loan spell with the Nerazzuri last season.
Romelu Lukaku set for Inter return?
However, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has deemed that Inter’s $33.5m improved offer is still not enough to prize the Belgian hitman away from Stamford Bridge with talks continuing between the two clubs according to Fabrizio Romano.
More on Romelu Lukaku deal. Chelsea remain in contact with Inter but consider €30m bid “still not at the level wanted”to make deal happen. New talks will follow. 🔵🇧🇪
Negotiations ongoing with Inter — also, Chelsea believe there are 2 more clubs prepared to enter the race. pic.twitter.com/LX4qrRvudr
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2023
Simeone Inzaghi will be keen to get a deal over the line for Lukaku in the knowledge that another club could hijack a deal for Lukaku with Romano reporting that the Blues are currently waiting it out in the belief that two more sides are about to enter the race for their former number nine.
Lukaku has already agreed personal terms with Inter and is reportedly happy to take a major wage cut to move to the cash-strapped Champions League finalists.