Chelsea held negotiations with 28-year-old Serie A centre-forward

Inter are asking for at least €120m from Chelsea for centre-forward Romelu Lukaku, reports in Italy say. The London giants are in the market for a new number nine and have identified the Norway ace, Erling Haaland, as their top target.

However, Borussia Dortmund are adamant that their prized asset will remain with them for at least one more term, while the Blues would need to pay in the region of £160 million in order to sign him this summer.

Romelu is also on Chelsea’s wishlist and the club had hoped that a summer deal for the Belgium international would be more feasible considering Inter’s need to balance their finances before the transfer market ends.

However, Tuttosport claim that the Serie A outfit are now looking to retain their key players having sold Achraf Hakimi in a €71m deal earlier this month.

The report states that Chelsea would need to table an offer of at least €120m in order to tempt I Nerazzurri into agreeing to a sale. Lukaku has scored 64 goals in 95 matches for the Italian club and played a vital role in the team’s Serie A title win last campaign.