How Inter owners forced club directors to negotiate Lukaku move with Chelsea despite Simone Inzaghi’s anger

Reports in Italy have revealed how the Zhang family forced Inter directors to sell Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and neither Beppe Marotta nor Simone Inzaghi took it too well.

The striker’s move to Stamford Bridge is not a done deal yet as the Nerazzurri rejected Chelsea’s €100m bid plus Marcos Alonso earlier this week.

However, according to multiple reports, the Premier League giants are now ready to put €130m on the table, meeting Inter’s asking price for their star striker.

Lukaku has already informed the club that he wants to return to Chelsea, so the Nerazzurri are already looking for possible alternatives on the market.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the club’s owners Suning, forced Inter directors to sell Lukaku for €130m as they didn’t see any improvement in the plan to reduce costs.

The pink paper reports the club’s directors, including Beppe Marotta and coach Simone Inzaghi, are against Lukaku’s sale and Il Corriere dello Sport describes the new Inter tactician as ‘furious.’

Il Corriere dello Sport also reports Suning’s decision to force Lukaku’s exit made Inter directors Marotta, Piero Ausilio and Dario Baccin so unhappy that some of them could decide to leave after the summer transfer window given that their contracts expire in June 2022 and they haven’t signed a contract deal yet.