Romelu Lukaku touches down in London ahead of HUGE £98m return to Chelsea… and Inter Milan star will now put the finishing touches to his move – with announcement expected in the coming hours
- Romelu Lukaku’s plane has landed in London ahead of his return to Chelsea
- The Belgian striker is expected to complete a move worth £98m from Inter Milan
- He completed the first part of his medical in Milan before flying over to Nice
- Lukaku has also agreed an extension with his agent Federico Pastorello
Romelu Lukaku has arrived in London as he gets set to complete his £98million move to Chelsea from Inter Milan.
The 28-year-old landed at Biggin Hill airport on Wednesday evening ahead of his move back to Stamford Bridge, after leaving the club back in 2014.
Lukaku passed the main part of his medical in Milan on Monday before flying to Nice for meetings with his agent Federico Pastorello in Monaco on Tuesday.
Romelu Lukaku (in grey) has landed in London ahead of his £98m move to Chelsea
Pastorello has confirmed on Instagram that he has extended his contract with Lukaku and will continue to represent him until 2023.
The pair were then due to fly into London to finalise his switch on Tuesday, but those plans were delayed by Inter’s bid to secure Edin Dzeko from Roma as a replacement for Lukaku.
As reported by Sky Sports, the paperwork is now with club lawyers and once everything is agreed, Lukaku is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £200,000 a week.
Lukaku completed the first part of his medical in Milan ahead of his return to Chelsea
Ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Villarreal, Thomas Tuchel hailed Lukaku as one of the world’s best in his position.
He said: ‘Romelu is one of the guys like Haaland, Lewandowski and Kane, a real No 9 who loves to score and has a presence in the box,’ Tuchel said. ‘He has the kind of profile we are looking for.’
Lukaku made just ten appearances for Chelsea in his first spell at the club which saw him go out on loan spells to West Brom and Everton.
After moving to Everton on a permanent deal, he later joined Manchester United and then Inter Milan in 2019.
Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 appearances for the Serie A side and led them to the league title last season.
The Belgian striker is set to return to Stamford Bridge eight years after he left