Inter are said to be considering a loan move to bring Lukaku back to the San Siro but if Chelsea wanted to pair Lukaku and Martinez together they could still offer players such as Werner, Hakim Ziyech or Ross Barkley to Simone Inzaghi’s men if they were wanted to bring the transfer fee down, although none of these would come close to matching Martinez’s fee in a straight swap.
In the two seasons the duo spent together at the San Siro, they notched up an incredible 78 league goals between them, showing a complete understanding and they were arguably Europe’s greatest strike force. And by bringing in a team-mate he is already compatible with, there might be no real reason to sell Lukaku despite his poor first campaign back at the club.
The Belgian spoke out about how he wished he had left Inter Milan on better terms than he did in last summer’s transfer window. Lukaku said in December: “I think the boss has decided to play a different formation but I have to stick at it and get on with it professionally. I’m not happy with the situation but it’s my job and I mustn’t give up.