A new destination appears to be on the horizon for Romelu Lukaku, but it may not be what many had anticipated.
The Belgian international's future has been up in the air for quite some time, and the 30-year-old has been bouncing around Europe for the past few seasons after leaving Manchester United in 2019.
Lukaku first moved to Inter Milan in a record-breaking transfer worth over $86 million in 2019, where he signed a five-year contract. However, two years later, he returned to Chelsea in another record-breaking deal that cost the Blues over $122 million as the London giants hoped that he'd be able to transfer his solid form from Serie A to the Premier League.
Unfortunately, that didn't pan out, and just a year later, he was back at Inter on loan that cost the Nerazzurri about $8.6 million, while Lukaku himself agreed to take a pay cut. His second spell at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza was nowhere as successful as his first and he was on the receiving end of quite a lot of criticism for failing to score several times during Inter's 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League final.
With Inter not keen on making his stay permanent, and Chelsea also looking to shift him off their books, Lukaku has been linked with several clubs, including Juventus. However, that didn't pan out, and the player also reportedly rejected a move to Saudi Arabia, meaning that Chelsea have become desperate to offload him in one way or another.
New reports indicate that Lukaku could be reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho, who is now in charge of Roma, on another loan deal. The player, once again, will take a hefty pay cut and the Blues are seeking at least $11 million from the Giallorossi to move the player to the Stadio Olimpico. Reportedly, Lukaku himself has given the green light to moving back to Serie A as he attempts to revive his fortunes, but the two sides apparently yet have not fully decided on the final loan price, with Chelsea seeking to recoup as much of their investment as possible.