Chelsea is set again to acquire Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli popularly known as Romelu Lukaku.
The club is set to re-sign the Belgian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Serie A club Inter Milan in a £97.5million deal.
The deal which will take Lukaku away from Inter Milan, will also cause him to become the most expensive player of all time, causing him to overtake from Neymar.
Lukaku’s accumulated transfer fees throughout his career will amount to £293.5M when the deal is finalized, surpassing Neymar’s record of £246.6M, when he left Barcelona for PSG.
Since moving to Inter Milan from Manchester United, the Belgian has scored 177 times in all competitions, with 30 of those coming last season as the Italian club won their first Serie A title in 11 years under Antonio Conte.
Born in Antwerp, Lukaku began his professional career at Belgian Pro League club Anderlecht in 2009, where he made his senior debut, at age 16.
He won the league’s top goalscorer, the league championship and the Belgian Ebony Shoe there. He signed for English side Chelsea in 2011, but featured sparingly in his first season and joined West Bromwich Albion on loan in 2012.
He helped them to an unexpected eighth-place finish in the 2012–13 season and ahead of the 2013–14 season, he joined Everton on loan. After helping Everton reach a club-record points tally, Lukaku joined the team in a permanent deal worth a club-record fee of £28 million in 2014.
The 28-year-old left Stamford Bridge in 2014 after a three-year spell at the west London outfit.
After being named in the 2016–17 PFA Team of the Year, Lukaku signed for Manchester United in 2017, for an initial fee of £75 million. After two seasons in Manchester Lukaku’s relationship with the club deteriorated.
He failed to return for pre-season training, was fined, and subsequently signed for Inter Milan in August 2019, for a reported club record €80 million; he won the Serie A title in his second season with the club and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.
A Belgian international, Lukaku has played 98 games for his country, and scored 64 goals, making him Belgium’s all-time top goalscorer. Lukaku made his senior international debut for Belgium in 2010, at age 17, and has since represented his country at four major tournaments, including two FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships.
At the 2018 World Cup, Lukaku led Belgium to a third-place finish by finishing as the joint second-highest goalscorer, and won the Bronze Boot.