Romelu Lukaku’s departure from the Serie A champions Inter Milan has moved a step closer after the player agreed to personal terms with Chelsea.
According to Football London, the Belgian is ready to pen a five-year contract as soon as talks between the two clubs are completed.
The Blues are preparing a revised offer of at least £100 million for the centre-forward, which they expect the Nerazzurri to accept.
Once the fee is finalised, Romelu will return to his former club on a deal rumoured to be worth £212,000 per week.
The Italians are under pressure to sell key men to help address their rising debt but have only sold Achraf Hakimi for a sizeable fee thus far this summer.
The Moroccan wing-back signed for Paris Saint-Germain in a £51.3 million deal at the end of a title-winning campaign in Italy.
Milan Skriniar, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolo Barella and Stefan de Vrij are other valuable assets being closely watched by several clubs as the transfer market nears its conclusion.
In their pursuit of a high-class striker, Chelsea had been mentioned with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
But Romelu emerged as their preferred target after a brilliant two years in Serie A, during which he netted 64 goals in 95 games across all competitions.