Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan forward flying to London to complete club-record Chelsea move

Romelu Lukaku will fly to London to complete his 97.5m (115m), transfer to Chelsea from Inter Milan.After the Italian champions had agreed in principle to a club-record agreement to resign the striker, the 28-year old underwent the first section of his medical in Milan.Now, the paperwork is with the club lawyers. Once that is finalised, Lukaku will sign a five year contract worth 200,000 per week.Use Chrome browser to access a better video player. As Lukaku prepares for his return to Chelsea, we look back at some of Lukaku’s most memorable Premier League goalsInter rejected two previous offers from Chelsea to the Belgian international. The second was for 85m (100m), plus left-back Marcos Alonso.After making only 15 appearances in Chelsea, Lukaku quit Chelsea in 2014.Lukaku was one of the most prolific European strikers. He scored 87 goals in Everton's 166 games between 2014-2017 and also found the net 42 times in 96 appearances at Manchester United during his two years there before signing for Inter in 2019.Last season, he scored 24 goals in Serie A. This helped Inter win their first Scudetto after 11 years. Inter ended the nine-year reign of Juventus as top-flight champions in Italy.Chelsea is keen to close the deal by Tuesday 11pm so that the player can register with UEFA in order to be eligible for Wednesday's Super Cup against Villarreal.Lukaku will be the most expensive player ever in terms of combined transfer fees when the deal is done. It stands at staggering 308.5m, more than Neymar (271.7m) and over 30m higher than Neymar (2271.7m).Image: Lukaku scored four goals in Belgium's Euro 2020 victory as his country reached quarter-finalsTuchel: Lukaku is the profile we are looking forThomas Tuchel, Chelsea's head coach, was reluctant to confirm a Lukaku deal but stressed that the No 9 position is one the club was looking to strengthen following Olivier Giroud's departure to AC Milan.Tuchel stated that Olivier Giroud, who was a key player in the club's success, had been lost. He was the type of player who liked to play with his back towards goal, who likes holding up balls, who creates room for Werner, Havertz and Pulisic, and who is willing to fight with defenders.Image: Thomas Tuchel claims that Chelsea is looking for a No. 9 after Olivier Giroud's departure"This is the type of profile we need and don't have right now in our squad. We don't have any names yet, so it's not the right time to discuss them. However, we will be respectful of other clubs."Romelu is like Haaland at Dortmund or Bayern Lewandowski at Bayern Harry Kane at Tottenham. He is a true No 9 who loves scoring and is always present in the box. This is no secret. For any coach around the world, it is not difficult to repeat this sentence: Tuchel described Lukaku as an 'fantastic player'."But [his] profile is what we are looking for, and if agents and clubs can convince us of it, we will try our best."Tuchel stressed that it was important to continue improving after signings such as Jack Grealish to Manchester City or Jadon Sancho for Manchester United.Tuchel said, "They are major signings and they are also trying to enhance the squad; at a time when we give all of our energy to our guys - it is our goal to improve our group," Tuchel explained.Explained: The evolution of LukakuImage: Chelsea brings Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge with Tuchel's new strikerRoberto Martinez, his Belgian national team coach, was one of those who suggested that there had been an evolution in Romelu's game. One statistic is the best. Lukaku provided more open play assists for Inter than anyone else in Italy last season.Some still view it with suspicion. It is true that Lukaku's 11-point total included many simple square passes and layoffs. Other goals, however, highlight Inter's intelligence, vision, and touch which helped it win the title.This level of performance has convinced Chelsea to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge a decade after signing his first contract. Lukaku, 28 years old, returns to the Premier League at his peak and is better equipped than ever to make an impact.Here's Sky Sports' Adam Bate looking at Lukaku’s evolution at Inter Milan...'Lukaku deal almost done'Use Chrome browser to access a better video player. Kaveh Solhekol believes Chelsea has 'got the solution to their problems' with Lukaku, as the Belgium striker prepares for his return to Stamford BridgeSky Sports News' Kaveh Sokol is on The Transfer Show."We are very close. This is almost over. Lukaku has his medical in Milan today. The first part of that is almost done. He will fly to London as soon as the medical is complete. He is a Chelsea player, so it could be tomorrow or today."It's a great move for him, 10 year after he signed with Chelsea. It didn't work last time. He was supposed to become Didier Drogba's new player, but he failed to perform and was sold to Everton. He's back, and he's a better player."He is exactly what Chelsea needs - a number 9. Thomas Tuchel told the Chelsea board, "Get me a No 9 I want Lukaku or Haaland, Kane" and they have Lukaku. He is 28 years old and they had to pay a premium. What is his resale worth? If he leaves Chelsea, I believe he will still be able to resell his property."But if Lukaku reproduces his form in Italy, then Chelsea will have the solution to their problems. Lukaku will score 20-30 goals each season.This is the perfect example of how to make an international transfer work. His agents and advisors have done everything correctly, so you should take your hats off. It was done behind the scenes and privately, there have been no strikes. Lukaku has always been professional and he has always said the right thing. This is going to be a great deal for Inter Milan.Inter fans protest owners - "Zhang the time has come"Image: Lukaku returns to Stamford Bridge, 10 years after he signed for Chelsea.Inter needs to lower their wage bill. In May, title-winning manager Antonio Conte quit the club amid fears about his plans to cut his budget.Lukaku did not play in Inter's 2-0 win at Parma on Sunday night. This match was the culmination of long protests against Chinese owners and the planned sale.President Steven Zhang was the object of most of the anger. Banners at the game said "Zhang the time is over" as well "Zhang, you must leave if you want Inter to be saved."Chelsea is keen to sign a top-quality centre-forward in the transfer window. Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund is another target.Inter Milan is in negotiations to sign Roma forward Edin Daeko and offer the Bosnia and Herzegovina international two-year deals. Lukaku has already left the San Siro.Inter wants to sign two forwards in order to replace Lukaku. Atalanta's Colombian international Duvan Zapata is another target.Atalanta will sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea if Zapata is sold.Sky Sports has the summer transfer window.Follow all the latest news and rumours about transfer in our Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also keep track of all developments on Sky Sports News.