Romelu Lukaku’s loan move back to Inter Milan has hit a buffer with president Steven Zhang not willing to pay the Blues €10m for a loan and also cover the Belgian’s wages.
The Belgium forward has been heavily linked with a move to San Siro just 12 months after leaving Inter for Stamford Bridge in a deal worth €115m.
David Ornstein reports that negotiations continue for Lukaku, but as it stands, Inter aren’t happy with the terms suggested.
On Sunday, reports suggested Inter had a breakthrough in the negotiations as a compromise was being made financially despite the Nerazzurri being made aware they would need to pay more than their initial offer of €5m plus bonuses.
And Gianluca Di Marzio among others suggests on Monday that Inter have gone back with an offer of €7m plus bonuses.
Sunday’s reports included that Chelsea were looking for around €10m plus bonuses so it remains to be seen if this bid will be accepted.
Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 appearances during his first spell with the club and helped them win the Scudetto before leaving for Chelsea.
Jules Kounde’s representatives are reportedly growing frustrated with Chelsea’s negotiation tactics this summer.
The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as Sevilla look increasingly ready to sell the French international.
The latest reports stated that the Blues remain in ‘active negotiations’ for Kounde as they look to conclude a deal for the defender.
Last summer saw Thomas Tuchel’s side miss out on Kounde, with the head coach confirming their interest.
He said: “It was clear we tried for Kounde and Saul and it was very, very late but it was a very, very smooth transfer window because I had full concentration on training and on my team.
“The amount of support of Petr Cech as a link, and together with Marina (Granovskaia), was fantastic, so it was pretty relaxed with a good outcome because in the end it was possible to add Saul into the group, which was a key position for us to have more alternatives and to not put all the pressure on the three guys’ shoulders.
“So there’s a lot of competition now going on and it’s my job to be a good moderator.”
And now, 90min have reported that Kounde’s representatives are growing frustrated with the current negotiation situation.
The representatives of the French star have warned Chelsea that the Blues must start ‘making more of an effort’ to get his signature, with talks ‘dragging on’.
Furthermore, the report states that Chelsea have been looking to strike a deal closer to £50 million, rather than paying his release clause.
Kounde’s party are ‘less than impressed’ with the reluctance of Chelsea to increase their bid so far this summer.
Both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have departed the club, with the German being officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player.