CHELSEA are reportedly set to announce the £97.5million signing of Romelu Lukaku imminently.
The Inter Milan forward flew to Monaco on Monday to continue finalising the deal at the headquarters of his agent, Federico Pastorello.
Romelu Lukaku is set for a second spell at ChelseaCredit: PA:Press Association
According to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, he will soon head to London to seal the deal.
Chelsea have agreed a club-record £97.5m fee with Inter after Lukaku hit 30 goals and won the Serie A title last season.
Medical tests began in Milan on Monday morning after swift negotiations over personal terms.
The 28-year-old was then spotted by reporters boarding a flight out of the Italian city, while also clutching a Blues shirt.
When asked about his future, he is quoted as saying: “I’ll send a message to the Inter fans soon.”
Chelsea hope to register Lukaku before midnight on Tuesday to ensure he can play in the Uefa Super Cup clash against Villarreal.
And there are expected to be no snags as the club and player work to officially complete his return to Stamford Bridge, eight years after his last appearance for the Blues.
Lukaku failed to score in 15 appearances during his first spell in West London yet has excelled in subsequent spells at Everton, Manchester United and Inter.
The transfer could lead to Tammy Abraham departing Chelsea and Tuesday’s front page of Corriere dello Sport links the England international with a switch to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Atalanta and Arsenal are also touted to bid but the Italian capital club will likely require a replacement for Edin Dzeko.
Inter are said to want to replace Lukaku with the Bosnian, as well as Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata or Lazio striker Joaquin Correa.
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