Furious Inter Milan cancels Lukaku deal after discovering that he is negotiating with Juventus, leaving the Belgian striker with limited options
Inter Milan have abruptly ended negotiations for Romelu Lukaku, leaving the door open for other potential suitors.
Chelsea, who had been looking to offload the Belgian striker, are expected to be informed of the development soon.
Meanwhile, Juventus and a potential move to Saudi Arabia are emerging as alternative options for Lukaku.
Inter Milan's decision to withdraw from negotiations for Romelu Lukaku came as no shock, as the Belgian striker is known for his irrational demands during transfer negotiations.
The sudden turn of events came after Inter Milan discovered talks between Lukaku and Juventus, leaving the Serie A champions furious.
As a result, Lukaku is now exploring other options, including a potential move to Juventus or a Saudi Arabian club.
Juventus's pursuit of Lukaku hinges on their ability to offload forward Dusan Vlahovic as they seek to free up funds for the Belgian striker.
However, negotiations with Vlahovic's suitors are ongoing, making the situation complex.
Despite Inter Milan's decision, Lukaku's plans to leave Chelsea remain unchanged.
The 30-year-old is expected to return to Chelsea on Monday, although he won't travel with the squad to the United States for pre-season preparations.
It is understood that Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino never directly engaged in discussions with Lukaku, but the London club is eager for the striker to find a new club.
With the Romelu Lukaku and Inter deal falling through, Juventus and a potential move to Saudi Arabia now emerge as possible destinations for the Belgian forward.
Both options depend on the financial terms and agreements that can be reached with the respective clubs.
As Lukaku weighs his options, other clubs ready to meet Chelsea's reported asking price of €40 million have the opportunity to enter the race for the prolific striker.
Juventus bid for Romelu Lukaku ⚪️⚫️— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 15, 2023
◉ €37.5m plus €2.5m add-ons.
◉ Proposal ONLY valid if they’ll be able to sell Dušan Vlahović by August 4.
◉ Chelsea hope to sell Lukaku before August.
◉ Chelsea are NOT interested in Dušan Vlahović despite rumours of swap deal. pic.twitter.com/JFecUBaoJr