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Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Chelsea look set to pay Inter Milan's asking price to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club, with a deal for the Belgian striker expected to be agreed in the coming days.

Inter were keen to hang on to the striker who fired the goals that helped them to win the Serie A title last season, but a £100million offer for the 28-year-old forward would be too much to turn down.

Chelsea are believed to be ready to pay that club record fee, as they prepared to become the first English club to pay a £100million transfer fee to an overseas club.

Lukaku's return to Chelsea comes after his first spell at the club failed to reap rewards, as he failed to score a goal and was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion and Everton before securing a permanent move to the second of those clubs.

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A Chelsea return for Romelu Lukaku?

A Chelsea return for Romelu Lukaku?

A Chelsea return for Romelu Lukaku?

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is know to be a big admirer of Lukaku and he is said to have driven this transfer, after it became evident Borussia Dortmund would not consider selling Erling Haaland this summer.

Reports in the Telegraph and Manchester Evening News suggest Manchester United could be big winners from Lukaku's mega move, with the Old Trafford club set to receive a sell-on fee as part of the shrewd clause inserted into deal they agreed with Inter to sell the striker in 2019.

There are suggestions that United could collect around £5million from Chelsea's deal for Lukaku, adding funds to what the Old Trafford club hope will be an active month of player departures.

Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones (yes he is still at Manchester United!) are among those United are trying to off-load, with keeper David De Gea also facing an uncertain future.

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