Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has this week said that his team will be sending Lukaku back to Chelsea when his loan finishes. As Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens explained, this doesn’t necessarily mean the Italian side don’t want to keep him.
As they point out, it’s very simple. Whether or not the Italian side want to keep him, it serves their interest to say they don’t, to let it really sink in to Chelsea how much of a financial and squad-building burden it is to have Lukaku back – and then make an offer to see if the Blues accept.
You can see them make their point in the clip embedded here: