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Romelu Lukaku reveals decision over Chelsea future

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The Belgian striker returned to Inter on a loan deal in the summer.

Romelu Lukaku has revealed his interest in staying at Inter beyond his current loan move from Chelsea.

Lukaku played a crucial part in Inter’s attacking line when they claimed the Serie A trophy two seasons ago. However, a £97.5m move saw the experienced striker move to Chelsea last summer.

The blockbuster transfer didn’t work out as expected, with Lukaku struggling for game time under Thomas Tuchel. He returned to Inter on an €8m loan deal, which expires in the summer.

The arrival of Graham Potter as the new Chelsea manager intensified rumours about Lukaku’s possible return. But the 29-year-old says he’s happy at San Siro.

Speaking to Sky Italy, he said: “The idea is to finish my career with Anderlecht. 

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“I’m 30 years old, my son started school here and plays in the Inter academy. I’m fine, Inter always has ambition to continue to grow. I want to stay here and do things right. 

“I hope to do well with Inter in the next six months, work to the max and then in the end we talk to Chelsea and hopefully find a solution.”

Lukaku has failed to get enough minutes at Inter due to his fitness problems. But he’s eager to regain his best form as soon as possible.

“I’m working hard with the trainers and with the team: now I have to respond on the pitch,” Lukaku added.

“The injury was more serious than expected, I’m usually someone who comes back fast but I had always the feeling that things were not going well.

“For me it’s the first time in 13 years that I miss so many games. I went to the World Cup and played the last game with two training sessions in four months. There was a lot of disappointment after the Croatia but I wasn’t 100%.”