Lukaku has Chelsea medical with club-record £98m transfer announcement imminent

The Belgium international is set to fulfil Thomas Tuchel’s ambition to sign a world-class striker in the summer transfer window

Romelu Lukaku has completed part of his Chelsea medical in Milan and he will now fly to London to complete his £98 million ($136m) transfer from Inter.

The medical was completed at the Columbus Clinic ahead of Chelsea’s club-record transfer which will see the Blues paying almost the entire fee up front.

Inter had briefly slowed the transfer down to sign a replacement and appear to be closing in on a deal for Edin Dzeko from Roma.

How much will Lukaku earn?

The 28-year-old will take home around £250,000 per week on a five-year contract until 2026.

However, the striker’s move wasn’t motivated by money as he saw a move back to Stamford Bridge as his best option to continue winning silverware amid Inter’s financial crisis.

Initially, Lukaku was open to staying but a significant pitch from Thomas Tuchel on the telephone about Chelsea’s ambition helped to change his mind.