Chelsea Confirm Romelu Lukaku Signing From Inter In €115m Deal
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Internazionale on a contract to 2026. They have paid a club record €115m (£97.5m) for the striker, who returns to Stamford Bridge 10 years after joining from Anderlecht and becomes football’s most expensive player in cumulative transfer fees at £289m.
Lukaku made only 15 appearances for Chelsea before being sold to Everton in 2014 and has not scored for the club, spending much of his first spell on loan. He comes back as a player Thomas Tuchel regards as central to his hopes of winning the Premier League and retaining the Champions League.
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Chelsea were hampered last season by their lack of a prolific forward – the midfielder Jorginho was the leading scorer in the league with seven goals – and the manager believes Lukaku can solve that problem. The Belgian got 47 Serie A goals in 72 games across his two seasons at Inter and 64 goals in 95 appearances in all competitions.His net salary will be €12m (£10.2m) a year before bonuses