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Inter CEO Beppe Marotta reveals Romelu Lukaku’s stance on Chelsea future

Despite Romelu Lukaku’s desire to stay at Inter Milan, the striker is set to return to Chelsea in the summer when his loan spell ends. The final decision regarding the 30-year-old’s future lies with the Blues, as confirmed by the club’s CEO, Beppe Marotta.

Lukaku, who previously had a successful spell at Inter from 2019 to 2021, scoring 64 goals in 95 games, joined the Italian giants on a season-long loan last summer. However, he has struggled to replicate his previous form, finding the net only 13 times in 33 matches across all competitions, with nine goals in Serie A.

His inconsistent performances have played a significant role in Inter’s battle for a top-four finish, leading to speculation that the club may opt against a permanent move for the former Everton star. While Marotta hinted at Inter’s desire to keep Lukaku and the player’s own interest, he emphasized that the final decision rests with Chelsea.

It remains to be seen whether incoming Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino includes Lukaku in his plans, as reports suggest the Argentine is looking to strengthen the center-forward position.

Speaking about Lukaku’s future, Marotta stated on Radio Rai, “Romelu loves the shirt he wears, he is very comfortable at Inter. These are fundamental aspects of his desire to be with us. But he is on loan until June 30. He will return to Chelsea, and we don’t know what will happen on a technical level at that club. At the moment, we are at the window.”