Chelsea are reportedly ready to let out-of-favour Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku spend two seasons on loan at Serie A club Inter Milan.

According to Daily Telegraph, Chelsea will be happy to let Romelu Lukaku spend two consecutive seasons on loan at Inter Milan. The erstwhile out-of-favour Belgian forward has rejoined the Serie A giants on a year-long just a season after leaving them to rejoin the Blues.

Lukaku returned to Chelsea amid much fanfare last season, with the Belgian international expected to take over the attacking mantle for Thomas Tuchel’s side. However, things did not go to plan for either the club and the striker.

Tuchel could not fit the 28-year-old into his plans, and the player soon grew frustrated with his situation at the west London club. Lukaku totalled just eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances for Chelsea as he was largely sidelined from the starting XI for the second half of the season.

The decrease in game time could also be attributed to Lukaku openly questioning the German tactician’s system in an explosive interview with Sky Italia in December last year. In the same conversation, he also touched upon his time at Inter Milan and how he was revered by the club’s fans.

How will Lukaku fare at Inter in his second spell? (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

How will Lukaku fare at Inter in his second spell? (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

As the season neared its conclusion, rumours of a possible return to San Siro for Lukaku started making the rounds. Lukaku eventually rejoined the Nerazzurri on a year-long loan deal, having had a glorious two-year spell under Antonio Conte from 2019 to 2021. In two seasons, Lukaku scored 64 goals for Inter Milan, helping them win the Scudetto in the 2020/21 season.

Inter reportedly paid £7 million to sign the striker on a year-long deal and as per the report, Chelsea are willing to let them have Lukaku for another season if similar conditions are met.

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The Blues are eager to avoid a transfer saga on similar lines next summer and by the time the potential two-year loan comes to an end, Lukaku will have just two years remaining on his Chelsea contract. This could allow Inter to sign him on a permanent deal if he starts from where he left a season ago.

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