Inter Milan CEO insists star striker Romelu Lukaku will not be sold this summer

Inter Milan CEO insists star striker Romelu Lukaku will not leave San Siro this summer due to reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester City

  • Romelu Lukaku scored 24 goals in 36 Serie A appearances for Inter Milan last season
  • The 28-year-old also scored four goals in five appearances for Belgium at Euro 2020
  • Chelsea could move to Lukaku if they fail to top target Erling Haaland . to land
  • Inter may have to sell because of the financial impact covid has had on the club

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku will not be sold this summer according to club CEO Beppe Marotta.

The 28-year-old enjoyed a fantastic season with 24 goals in 36 games as Inter won their first Serie A title since 2010. His remarkable form has linked the Belgian to some of European football’s leading clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City.

Ahead of Inter’s pre-season friendly with Pergolettese, Marotta reiterated Lukaku’s importance to the team and stated that he would not leave the San Siro.

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku stays with Serie A champions this summer

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has reiterated Lukaku's importance to new manager Simone Inzaghi

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has reiterated Lukaku’s importance to new manager Simone Inzaghi

“For our part, we can absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard that Simone Inzaghi has at his disposal.’ Marotta told Sports media set.

Since arriving at Manchester United’s San Siro in the summer of 2019, Lukaku has scored 64 goals for the Nerazzurri and also scored four times for Belgium as they progress to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

Chelsea are strongly linked with a move to Lukaku, but Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is considered their main target.

Any deal for Haaland would cost an exorbitant sum as the 21-year-old is one of the most sought-after players in world football.

Chelsea's primary target is reportedly Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland

Chelsea’s primary target is reportedly Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland

However, Inter will have to sell players this summer due to their precarious financial situation due to the severe impact of the pandemic on the club.

The sale of Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for £51.3 million has eased some of that pressure and they are now in a better position to hold onto Lukaku.

It is rumored that Manchester City are also interested, while Pep Guardiola is looking to replace Sergio Aguero, who came to Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer.

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