Lukaku has only been at the San Siro this season, having been anxious to return after a disappointing year at Chelsea. The Blues paid £97.5 million to capture the Belgian from Serie A in the summer of 2021. However, shortly after expressing his wish to return to Inter Milan FC, writer Gianluca di Marzio claimed that the two clubs would seek to find a solution to the Lukaku drama, which may include another loan.
According to reports, during Chelsea’s previous ownership, director of football Marina Granovskaia would not have permitted the 29-year-old striker to depart. However, because Lukaku is not a Todd Boehly purchase, he was ready to loan him out. The ex-Manchester United midfielder has had a difficult start to the season in FC Internazionale Milano, Italy, scoring only once as he battled an ankle ailment that has kept him out of recent games. His total record at Inter is outstanding, with 65 goals in 98 games. Lukaku forged a lethal relationship with Lautaro Martinez, and the two led Inter to the 2020/21 title. Last season in West London, he scored 15 goals in 44 appearances while complaining that Thomas Tuchel’s methods didn’t fit him. It is unclear whether he will be part of incoming Chelsea manager Graham Potter’s long-term plans.
Lukaku clearly wants to stay in Italy. More crucially, new boss Graham Potter has not indicated that he wants him back, despite the fact that the “bulky” forward is not suitable for the type of footballing philosophy that he is attempting to establish at Chelsea. Lukaku has been out due to an injury, but the 29-year-old is expected to return after the international break. Roberto Martinez has chosen not to play Lukaku in the forthcoming international games so that he may complete his recovery.
Inter Milan results –
On matchday 7 of Serie A 2022/23, Udinese defeated Inter 3-1 to claim the lead in the standings. Nicolo Barella was quick to boost the visitors 1-0, but Inter surrendered a goal to draw level in the first half. Udinese’s 5th straight victory was clinched by late headers from Jaka Bijol and Tolgay Arslan. Udinese performed a strong performance, attempting 20 shots and hitting six of them. Meanwhile, the Black and Blues made 14 efforts, three of which were successful. Inter had 56% ball possession and executed 420 passes with 80% accuracy. The Little Zebras received 334 passes with 75% accuracy. Udinese was given seven corners to Inter’s four.
Inter netted their first direct free-kick goal in the Italian top division since September 12, 2021 (Dimarco vs Sampdoria), and over a year ago, according to Opta (371 days). Inter have already lost at least three of their opening seven Serie A matches for the fourth time since 1994-95. (1998-99, 2000-01, and 2011-12).