Inter Milan President gives Chelsea hope of signing Romelu Lukaku

Club president Steven Zhang has handed Chelsea hope in their bid to sign Romelu Lukaku, hinting that a player like the Nerazzuri striker could be available for the right price.

The west London club’s manager Thomas Tuchel has made the Belgium international his preferred striker. But Lukaku recently stated he’s not planning to leave Inter.

But the Serie A champions will have to think about selling players this summer in order to balance the books.

Their former boss Antonio Conte left the club because of Inter’s plan to scale down their investment on the squad.

“Last summer the pandemic had greatly affected our revenues but we continued with him [Conte], focusing on the season convinced that we could win,” Zhang said.

“The decision was right [for Conte to leave], but now the bill brought by the pandemic is such that we cannot fail to review the situation by looking for savings that lead to a future budget balance.

“We must reduce costs and control risks. This obviously also influences the transfer market strategy. Our different views on the situation led to the separation.”