Inter Milan make decision after Chelsea submit bid of £85m plus player for Lukaku

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Chelsea have stepped up the chase for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku by submitting a bid of £85million plus Marcos Alonso for the striker.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Inter Milan have rejected Chelsea’s bid for Lukaku, with the Italian club keen on keeping the former Chelsea striker.

Romano tweeted: “Inter have received an approach from Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku. Bid around €100m including Marcos Alonso as part of the negotiation.

“Inter board turned down the proposal as they want to keep Lukaku – they’ve always considered Romelu as ‘untouchable’.”

Left-back Alonso is out of favour at Chelsea and was absent from the squad that beat Arsenal in a pre-season friendly at the Emirates on Sunday.

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