Real Madrid are ‘considering signing Chelsea loan Romelu Lukaku’, after Inter Milan’s chief executive confirmed the Belgian striker would return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move for Chelsea loan Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian was loaned out to his former club Inter Milan last year by Chelsea after defaulting on his £97m transfer from the Italian club in 2021.
However, his second spell with the Serie A outfit has not lived up to expectations, and the club are not interested in keeping the former Manchester United striker.
Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that Lukaku will return to England and that the end of his loan spell, earlier this week.
And, with the 29-year-old’s future now up in the air, this has led to Spanish giants taking an interest in a potential summer move for him.
Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea once his loan to Inter Milan ends
Real Madrid, led by Carlo Ancelotti, would be interested in signing the striker
According signingsCarlo Ancelotti’s team appreciates Lukaku’s ability when he is injury-free and would be willing to take him to the Santiago Bernebau.
The same outlet affirms that Madrid sees the Belgian as a strong option along with Karim Benzema, who has only scored 11 goals in LaLiga during the campaign.
However, Lukaku has only managed three league and two Champions League goals for Inter this year.
It has led to his future at Inter apparently already being decided, after Marotta confirmed that the club will not be interested in extending his loan or signing him permanently.
“The loan was for one season, so on June 30, regardless of how well he plays, he will return to Chelsea,” Marotta told Sky Italia.
‘This has been an unprecedented season. I am referring of course to the World Cup. The problems we have experienced have also been experienced by other clubs and the players who played in the World Cup.
Lukaku has struggled to form in Italy this season and has only scored three league goals.
‘Lukaku is a good example. [Marcelo] Brozovic is not the Brozovic we know. Lukaku hasn’t found the physical shape he needs to play his best football.
“He’s still not at his best and he’s not the player we’ve seen in years past.”
As Marotta pointed out, Lukaku’s campaign with Inter has been marred by fitness issues and question marks surrounding his suitability as a senior number nine for a team hungry for success.
During his first spell in Milan, Lukaku scored 47 goals in 72 games, over two seasons, and helped Inter win the Scudetto in 2020-21.