Chelsea 'agree deal' to offload Romelu Lukaku

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Romelu Lukaku: joined Chelsea from Inter Milan for
Romelu Lukaku: joined Chelsea from Inter Milan for €113 million in 2021
Eden Hazard: joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for €
Eden Hazard: joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for €115 million in 2019
Paul Pogba: joined Manchester United from Juventus
Paul Pogba: joined Manchester United from Juventus for €105 million in 2016.
Philippe Coutinho: joined FC Barcelona from Liverp
Philippe Coutinho: joined FC Barcelona from Liverpool for €135 million in 2018
Georginio Wijnaldum: joined Paris Saint-Germain fr
Georginio Wijnaldum: joined Paris Saint-Germain from Liverpool on a free in 2021.
Nicolas Pepe: joined Arsenal from Lille for €80 mi
Nicolas Pepe: joined Arsenal from Lille for €80 million in 2019.

After just one season back at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's record signing Romelu Lukaku now has one foot out the club's exit door.

Serie A giants Inter Milan have reached an agreement with the Blues over a loan move for the Belgium international following the player's underwhelming return to England, per Sky Sports in Italy.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some other transfers considered to have flopped in recent times

The deal is said to be for just one season, with no option or obligation to buy the centre-forward on a permanent transfer.

It is further reported that the temporary switch will see the Nerazzurri pay the English outfit an €8 million (R134 million) loan fee, plus €4 million (R67 million) in add-ons, a far cry from the €113 million (R1.8 billion) the Italians sold him for in August 2021, according to Transfermarkt.

The add-ons are related to team performances, while the 29-year-old will pocket a reported salary of €8 million (R134 million) during his stay at the San Siro, which is about a third less than what he earns in London.

Lukaku's transfer to Chelsea in August 2021 is now considered one of the worst in Premier League history given the large fee paid.

Following the marksman's much-anticipated return to the two-time UEFA Champions League winners, things started going wrong when he did an interview with Sky Sport Italia openly admitting his desire to return to Inter just three months into his second spell at Chelsea.

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The striker also said in that interview that he was not happy about how he was utilised tactically, and this seemingly resulted in a fallout with manager Thomas Tuchel, with the player featuring irregularly for the rest of the campaign, many times as a substitute.

Lukaku played 44 times across all competitions in 2021/22, and contributed with just 15 goals and two assists.

Here is every Premier League club's most expensive signing ever, including Lukaku!

Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe - signed from Lille for £72
Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe - signed from Lille for £72 million
Aston Villa: Emiliano Buendia - signed from Norwic
Aston Villa: Emiliano Buendia - signed from Norwich City for £38 million
Bournemouth: Jefferson Lerma - signed from Levante
Bournemouth: Jefferson Lerma - signed from Levante for £25 million
Brentford: Kristoffer Ajer - signed from Celtic fo
Brentford: Kristoffer Ajer - signed from Celtic for £13.5 million
Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku - signed from Inter Milan f
Chelsea: Romelu Lukaku - signed from Inter Milan for £97 million
Everton: Gylfi Sigurdsson - signed from Swansea fo
Everton: Gylfi Sigurdsson - signed from Swansea for £45 million
Leeds United: Rodrigo - signed from Valencia for £
Leeds United: Rodrigo - signed from Valencia for £27 million
Leicester City: Youri Tielemans - signed for AS Mo
Leicester City: Youri Tielemans - signed for AS Monaco for £40 million
Manchester United: Paul Pogba - signed from Juvent
Manchester United: Paul Pogba - signed from Juventus for £89 million
Nottingham Forest: Joao Carvalho - signed from Ben
Nottingham Forest: Joao Carvalho - signed from Benfica for £13 million
Southampton: Danny Ings - signed from Liverpool fo
Southampton: Danny Ings - signed from Liverpool for £20 million
Tottenham Hotspur: Tanguy Ndombele - signed from O
Tottenham Hotspur: Tanguy Ndombele - signed from Olympique Lyon for £53.8 million
West Ham United: Sebastien Haller - signed from Ei
West Ham United: Sebastien Haller - signed from Eintracht Frankfurt for £45 million
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Fabio Silva - signed from
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Fabio Silva - signed from FC Porto for £35 million
Manchester City: Jack Grealish - signed from Aston
Manchester City: Jack Grealish - signed from Aston Villa for £100 million
Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk - signed from Southampt
Liverpool: Virgil van Dijk - signed from Southampton for £75 million
Newcastle United: Bruno Guimaraes - signed from Ol
Newcastle United: Bruno Guimaraes - signed from Olympique Lyon for £40 million
Fulham: Jean Micheal Seri - signed from Nice for £
Fulham: Jean Micheal Seri - signed from Nice for £30 million
Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke - signed from Li
Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke - signed from Liverpool for £27 million
Brighton & Hove Albion: Enoch Mwepu - signed from
Brighton & Hove Albion: Enoch Mwepu - signed from Red Bull Salzburg for £20.5 million