Inter Milan eager on extending Lukaku mortgage

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TOP STORY: Inter eager on extending Lukaku mortgage

Internazionale wish to prolong Romelu Lukaku’s mortgage for one more season, with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that father or mother membership Chelsea have made it clear that they aren’t thinking about him returning to Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter for £97.5 million in August 2021 however endured a troublesome first season, and returned to Italy in June this yr.

Lukaku additionally had a troublesome World Cup through which he was on the sidelines for many of Belgium’s marketing campaign, recovering from damage. In his final match, after approaching as an alternative towards Croatia, he missed 4 gilt-edged probabilities earlier than his nation have been eradicated from the competitors.

Lukaku has performed in solely 5 matches in all competitions for the Nerazzurri this season due to a mix of hamstring and ankle issues.

He returns to Inter from Qatar with the membership able to get him in form forward of the Serie A restart, the place they discover themselves 11 factors adrift of runaway leaders Napoli.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– Netherlands star Cody Gakpo says he’ll determine his future after the World Cup, in keeping with The Athletic. The 23-year-old has scored three targets in 4 video games in Qatar, and his nationwide teammate, Virgil van Dijk, has advised that Gakpo is prepared for a transfer to a giant membership.

– Lille and Canada star Jonathan David is eager on a transfer to the Premier League and has issued a “come and get me” plea to each Manchester United and Chelsea. That is in keeping with The Solar, which believes the striker — who has scored 9 targets this season in France — is trying to capitalise on his burgeoning repute and land a transfer to one in all England’s prime golf equipment.

– New Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Julen Lopetegui is trying to signal Argentina left-back Marcos Acuna once more, in keeping with The Solar. Lopetegui spent two seasons with Acuna at Sevilla and so will know get the most effective out of the 31-year-old, and he is in search of new recruits as he takes on the problem of lifting Wolves away from the foot of the Premier League desk.

Memphis Depay arrived in Qatar with out a lot common soccer this season, however he may depart Barcelona amid curiosity from AS Roma, in keeping with Calciomercato. Depay scored in Netherlands’ 3-1 win towards USA within the spherical of 16 — his forty third aim in 85 video games — which is sufficient to see Jose Mourinho contemplate a transfer for the 28-year-old striker.

– Chelsea are turning their attentions to a lot of younger midfielders because of the Blues struggling to achieve an settlement with N’Golo Kante, whose present deal runs out subsequent summer time. That is in keeping with Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who admits that whereas 31-year-old Kante would love to remain in London, no deal has been reached as but, which leaves the door open for the Frenchman to exit on a free switch. Romano suggests Kante may head to Barcelona.