Inter Milan will not accept Chelsea players as part of the Lukaku deal.
It is thought Inter will accept a bid of around £97m + add-ons for Lukaku. (DiMarzio)
The idea for the Lukaku deal is to get a breakthrough this weekend and seal the deal before Monday. (Matt Law)
Chelsea would prefer to finish the Lukaku transfer before Monday as we would like to register Lukaku for the Super Cup final.
A third bid for Lukaku will be submitted shortly (this weekend). Thought to be around £97m. (Sky Sports)
Zappacosta was initially going to be used in a bid of around £85m + Zappacosta for Lukaku but reports of Inter preferring cash are thought to be true.
Zappacosta has been linked with a few clubs and his future is still undecided.
AC Milan feel they have a good pathway to signing Bakayoko as the player himself would like a move there.
Bakayoko is seen as the ‘ideal profile’ for the Italians, but they have other priorities first, needing an attacking midfielder first.
Once that’s done, however, they could return for the Chelsea man, although beware of Napoli as ‘stalling could be risky’.
Relations between AC Milan and Chelsea are at an all time high as the deals surrounding Tomori and Giroud were easy and seamless. (SportWitness)
Written by Frankie