Romelu Lukaku rejects Saudi Arabia approach as he pushes for Inter stay

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly dismissed any approach from Saudi Arabian clubs as the Belgian hopes to continue at Inter for the next season.

Journalist Davide Stoppini of La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Romelu Lukaku is targeting to stay at Inter for the long term and is already a crucial part of manager Simone Inzaghi’s plans for next season.

It was earlier reported that Al Hilal representatives met with the Belgian striker but the 30-year-old is pushing to remain in Nerazzurri colours. 

Edin Džeko is expected to leave for the Turkish side Fenerbahçe this transfer window and Simone Inzaghi sees Lukaku as the best possible replacement for the Bosnian up front. 

The coach has conveyed his plans to club owner Steven Zhang in a recent meeting. While they are pursuing the signatures of Davide Frattesi and Kalidou Koulibaly, Romelu Lukaku remains patient as optimism is growing on either side to extend his stay in Inter.

Chelsea aren’t expected to keep the Belgian under their payroll and they are also looking to find a definite solution to the issue. Lukaku will be happy to pick his form up and reignite that attacking partnership with Lautaro Martinez which helped Inter clinch the Scudetto in the 2020-21 season. 


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN


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