Romelu Lukaku left Chelsea in 2014 and earlier in the week instructed Inter Milan to allow him to leave if a suitable offer came in; Lukaku scored 24 goals as Inter won Serie A last season and will now become Chelsea’s most expensive signing, surpassing the £75.8m they paid for Kai Havertz
Chelsea have agreed in principle a club-record deal worth £97.5m (€115m) to re-sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.
The paperwork is now with club lawyers and once that is formalised, Lukaku will undergo a medical and sign a five-year contract.
Inter have previously rejected two offers from Chelsea for the Belgium international, the second of which was worth £85m (€100m) plus left-back Marcos Alonso.
Lukaku, 28, left Chelsea in 2014 after making just 15 appearances there following his arrival at Stamford Bridge from Anderlecht in 2011.
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