Romelu Lukaku says he’s ‘thrilled to be back’ with Inter Milan for pre-season after being linked with summer moves to Chelsea and Manchester City… as the Belgian targets more silverware with the Serie A side
- Romelu Lukaku is happy to be back for pre-season training with Inter Milan
- The Belgian returned to the Serie A side following his post-Euro 2020 holiday
- The striker was linked with moves to Chelsea and Man City earlier this summer
- But the 28-year-old says he wants to ‘keep winning’ with the Italian club
The striker’s 24 goals in 36 games helped Inter win their first Serie A title in 11 years last season and he also found the net four times for Belgium at Euro 2020.
With the 28-year-old in the best form of his career, Chelsea and Premier League champions City were reportedly interested in luring him away from Italy.
Romelu Lukaku says he’s thrilled to be back for pre-season training with Inter Milan
However, the forward has reaffirmed his commitment to Inter and insisted he couldn’t be happier to be back on the training pitch.
‘I did get to relax, but I’ve also been training to stay fit and be able to start [the season] well,’ he told the club’s official media channel when asked about his summer break.
‘We now have a few weeks to prepare as well as we can for the new campaign. We hope to do well and achieve even more than last year.
The forward was linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester City earlier this summer
‘I’m thrilled to be back. We hope to continue down the path that we’ve started and to keep winning. All the players will work hard to make your dreams come true.’
Inter’s CEO Beppe Marotta also insisted Lukaku won’t be sold this summer, despite the reported interest.
‘From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale. Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi.’ Marotta told Sportmediaset.
Lukaku was pictured smiling with new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi, who was appointed in June following the departure of Antonio Conte.
Inzaghi signed a two-year contract with the Serie A champions after five impressive years as manager of Lazio.
The 45-year-old led the club to the Coppa Italia in the 2018-2019 campaign and the Italian Super Cup in 2017 and 2019.
Lukaku was seen smiling with new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi, who was appointed in June