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Chelsea will double Lukaku's salary to force move

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea are reportedly offering to double Romelu Lukaku's salary to €15m per season to get him to leave Inter Milan and join them.

Lukaku has emerged as Chelsea's primary target to strengthen up front after they encountered difficulties in their pursuit of Erling Haaland, who seems too expensive.

Lukaku previously played for Chelsea earlier in his career, but has become a much better player since then. Since joining Inter Milan from Manchester United, the Belgian has proven himself as one of the best in the world.

With Timo Werner failing to meet expectations at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are looking for a more reliable frontman and Lukaku would fit the bill.

Inter are reluctant to let him leave, but their desperate need to raise funds means they may have to consider bids for him.

It recently emerged that Chelsea have put together a package worth €100m to complete the signing of Lukaku, but they still haven't been able to convince the club or the player himself.

Now working on the latter, Chelsea are willing to pay Lukaku €15m per season to return to Stamford Bridge, according to La Repubblica.

In addition to doubling his wages, they are also willing to double Lukaku's value in relation to the fee Inter paid for him. The Serie A champions spent €65m (plus bonuses) to land him from Man Utd and Chelsea may raise their offer to €130m.

Of their two main strikers, Inter would prefer to sell Lautaro Martinez, but Chelsea are going all out for Lukaku.

Even their monstrous offers may not be enough to convince him to make the move, though. The 28-year-old is seemingly settled with Inter, where he is under contract until 2024.

But Chelsea are refusing to give up and have shown their intent with their financial offers.