Chelsea and Inter agree Lukaku loan deal

Chelsea and Inter Milan have agreed a deal for Romelu Lukaku to rejoin the Italian club on a season-long loan.

Striker Lukaku, 29. left Inter for almost £100m last summer for a second spell at Chelsea but struggled for form last season and made it clear he wanted to return to the San Siro.

The clubs have agreed a loan fee of almost £7m for Lukaku, who scored eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances last season.

Inter’s financial situation meant they could not afford Lukaku’s current wages or to buy him on a permanent deal.

But the Belgian was willing to take a pay cut in order to make the move.