Chelsea have officially confirmed Romelu Lukaku move from Inter Milan for a reported €115 million, MySportDab reports.
The forward has been linked several times to a return back to Stamford Bridge where he once played for years ago.
Romelu Lukaku have now completed his move to Chelsea this summer after negotiations with Inter Milan was completed.
Thomas Tuchel have now signed a much needed striker which has been a issue since he took over from Frank Lampard last season.
The team managed to claim the Uefa Champions League title but lost out to Leicester City in the FA cup final by 1-0 result.
Romelu Lukaku is now official after confirmation by Chelsea who will be hoping the player can be rushed in for the Super Cup against Villarreal.
Although, there is no guarantee that he could make the starting lineup even with everything done and completed today.
Chelsea first bid for the player was turned down which included Marcos Alonso plus cash of €100 million.
They had to go back and bring back another bid which was an increase without any player to add.
Inter Milan and Chelsea finally agreed a €115 million move for Romelu Lukaku who have now completed the move.
No club came for the big striker as the Blues were the only side that made contact and negotiated for a move.
What Romelu Lukaku Said After Move:
‘I’m happy and blessed to be back at this wonderful club. ‘It’s been a long journey for me.
‘I came here as a kid who had a lot to learn, now I’m coming back with a lot of experience and more mature.
‘The relationship I have with this club means so much to me, as you know. I have supported Chelsea as a kid and now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling.
‘The way the club is going fits my ambitions perfectly at 28 and just coming off winning Serie A.
I think this opportunity comes at the right time and hopefully we can have a lot of success together.
‘Since I left Chelsea, it’s been a long journey with a lot of ups and downs, but these experiences made me strong and the challenge is to try to help the team win some more trophies.
I can’t wait to get started and to help the club achieve more success.’
Chelsea were suppose to sign Erling Haaland, but the deal proved difficult to happen as Borussia Dortmund wanted a crazy bid.
It was reported that a transfer fee of €175 million was requested for a move to happen which the Blues can’t make happen.
Erling Haaland also quoted in an interview that the fee was “too much on one player” as he wasn’t sure such amount could be put on a player.
Romelu Lukaku was their next option and they had to make a move happen by any means necessary and their next target will be to finalize Jules Kounde negotiations.