Lukaku was a key figure for Inter Milan last season when the first Serie A won their first title since 2010
Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku has told Inter Milan that he would like to leave the club if they get a suitable offer.
Inter were confident of holding Lukaku after keeping his previous comments about his stay.
It is understood, however, that the Belgian had doubts and would now like to return to Chelsea, whose books he contributed to from 2011 to 2014.
Inter’s difficult financial situation makes them vulnerable and with Lukaku’s love affair signing for Chelsea, a sale seems inevitable.
The focus now will be on whether the Blues are ready to increase their opening offer to get the striker this summer.
It is understood that Chelsea were ready to include Spanish defender Marcos Alonso as part of the initial offer.
Lukaku first played for the Blues between 2011 and 2014, playing 15 games but was sold to Everton after an impressive loan season.
He was on the verge of rejoining the club in 2017 but instead moved to Premier League rivals Manchester United for £ 75million.
The Belgian international then moved to Italy’s Serie A in 2019, joining Inter for a record club fee of 80m euros (£ 74m) on a five-year deal.