The campaign to get rid of Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea has been a lengthy one.
It only took 6 months from the time they signed him to start regretting that decision, and the problem has only gotten worse since then. They’re now stuck in a predicament where the sums they could be paid for the striker are steadily declining.
They could have gotten £60 million for him if they had sold him last summer, but they took the risk of loaning him out and hoping he accomplished something exceptional. He had a terrible season that improved near the conclusion, yet his worth continued to fall.
Now, according to 90min, he’s on the verge of a second move back to Inter, with Chelsea and the Italian club fighting over whether the loan should include a mandatory or optional buy provision.
That choice is significant, but the clause will be £40m or less. The Blues could have taken the risk a year ago and gotten a better return.
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