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Romelu Lukaku lands in Milan to seal Inter loan return

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Romelu Lukaku has landed in Milan to seal a sensational loan move back to Inter - the club he left for Chelsea just one year ago.

Chelsea and Inter agreed terms over the striker's return last week following what was a hugely underwhelming comeback season at Stamford Bridge.

Although a two-year loan, an option to buy and an obligation to buy were all discussed, 90min understands the two parties settled on a straight season-long loan deal for the 29-year-old - although there is scope for renegotiation in the future.

Lukaku touched down in Milan early on Wednesday morning ahead of completing his return to Inter, with a video shared by DAZN Italia showing him posing for photos with a Nerazzurri scarf before getting into a waiting car.

"I'm too happy to be back," he told the cameras.

Lukaku endured a torrid season with Chelsea in 2021/22 following a ÂŁ97.5m move from the then-Serie A champions last August, scoring just eight Premier League goals.

Poor form, a bout of Covid-19, an injury and an ill-advised interview with Italian media - in which the striker professed his love for his former club - ultimately derailed his season.

Such was his desire to go back to Inter, Lukaku has taken a pay cut to smoothen the deal. Inter will pay an €8m loan fee, which could rise to €10m with add-ons.

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