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Inter Milan CEO insists star striker Romelu Lukaku wont be sold this summer

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Inter Milan CEO insists star striker Romelu Lukaku wont be sold this summer
Inter Milan CEO insists star striker Romelu Lukaku wont be sold this summer


Inter Milan CEO insists star striker Romelu Lukaku wont be leaving the San Siro this summer amidst reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester City

  • Romelu Lukaku scored 24 goals in 36 Serie A games for Inter Milan last season  
  • The 28-year-old also scored four goals in five games for Belgium at Euro 2020
  • Chelsea may move for Lukaku if they fail to land top target Erling Haaland 
  • Inter may need to sell due to the financial impact covid has had on the club 

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku won’t be sold this summer according to the club’s CEO Beppe Marotta. 

The 28-year-old enjoyed a stellar season scoring 24 goals in 36 games as Inter won their first Serie A title since 2010, and his remarkable form has the seen Belgian linked with some of European football’s leading clubs including Chelsea and Manchester City.

Ahead of Inter’s pre-season friendly with Pergolettese Marotta reiterated Lukaku’s importance to the team and stated he wouldn’t be leaving the San Siro.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to remain with the Serie A champions this summer

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is set to remain with the Serie A champions this summer

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has reiterated Lukaku's importance to new manager Simone Inzaghi

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has reiterated Lukaku’s importance to new manager Simone Inzaghi

‘From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.’ Marotta told Sportmediaset

Since arriving at the San Siro from Manchester United in the summer of 2019 Lukaku has scored 64 goals for the Nerazzurri, he also netted four times for Belgium during their run to the Euro 2020 quarter finals. 

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Lukaku, however Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is believed to be their top target.

Any deal for Haaland would cost an exorbitant amount of money due to the fact the 21-year-old is one the most sought after players in world football. 

Chelsea's primary target is believed to be Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland

Chelsea’s primary target is believed to be Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland

However, Inter need to sell players this summer due to their precarious financial situation as a result of the club being badly impacted by the pandemic.

The sale of Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for £51.3 million has relieved some of that pressure and they’re now in a better position to keep hold of Lukaku.  

Manchester City are also rumoured to be interested with Pep Guardiola seeking a replacement for Sergio Aguero who joined Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer.

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