CHELSEA striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly willing to take a pay cut in order to return to Inter Milan amid the club’s current chaos.
The Blues could be forced into selling their key players in the summer following the crippling sanctions imposed on them by the government.
Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Chelsea to re-join Inter MilanCredit: PA
Club owner Roman Abramovich has been banned as a director by the Premier League and has been sanctioned by the UK government due to his ties with Vladimir Putin following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As a result, the 55-year-old oligarch MUST sell the West London club immediately.
There have even been calls for Abramovich to give Chelsea away for free after the club had their credit cards frozen on Friday.
One of those players to potentially make way at the end of the season is Lukaku, who is claimed to be on Barcelona’s radar along with Timo Werner.
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Lukaku only signed for the Champions League holders last summer in a club-record £97.5million deal.
Just a few months after his switch to Stamford Bridge he announced his intentions to return to the San Siro to play for the Nerrazzuri again.
And Lukaku, who has scored just five Premier League goals in 18 games this term, could get his wish.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Belgium international is said to be willing to to take a pay cut from his £325,000-a-week wages to link up with Inter.
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They state that his desire to sign for the Serie A giants has been strengthened following recent events at Chelsea.
Though they add that this would only be a loan move back to Inter.
His departure is reportedly dependant on whether Abramovich sells the club or not and if director Marina Granovskaia departs.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel recently declared how the player is not happy with his role in the side.
Lukaku has found himself in and out of the starting XI with Kai Havertz often preferred to lead the line.
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