“My head was already in London” – Lukaku admits he had to push for a move to Chelsea


Romelu Lukaku has admitted that he forced Inter’s hand after learning that Chelsea’s interest in him was serious during the transfer window.

Inter had rejected three previous bids for Lukaku, but the Belgian, fearing that a deal would never be done, had to influence talks as his mind was already at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku, speaking with HLN, said: “With Chelsea’s third offer, I knew it was serious and I wasn’t there anymore.

“Chelsea offered €110m plus [Davide] Zappacosta, but Inter said no, so I went to [Simone] Inzaghi’s office asking to find an agreement.”

“I was still at Inter, but my head was already in London.

“Inter pulled me out of sh*t, I would have only left the Nerazzurri for Chelsea.”

The 28-year-old attacker, who was adjudged the best player in the Serie A last season, has already scored for Chelsea in the Premier League this season and will seek to continue firing all season.

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