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It’s a transfer that’s gone from farfetched to nailed on in the space of a week: Inter’s Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of returning to Chelsea seven years after he left the club.

Just a fortnight after Inter CEO Beppe Marotta described the striker as ‘untouchable’, Chelsea have agreed a €115m (£97.5m) deal to take him back to Stamford Bridge.

Romelu Lukaku
Blues owner Roman Abramovich and head coach Thomas Tuchel had both sanctioned the pursuit of an elite striker following the squad’s struggles in front of goal last season, and the club’s negotiators turned their attentions to Lukaku when talks over a £135m move for Borussia Dortmund frontman Erling Haaland reached an impasse.

90min revealed on Monday that Chelsea had stayed in constant contact with Inter over Lukaku this summer, and in the space of just six days the deal has accelerated at lightning pace, with only the formalities left to complete before the 28-year-old becomes a Chelsea player for the second time.

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