Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has supposedly been filmed touching down in London ahead of completing his £97.5million return to Chelsea. Lukaku’s Stamford Bridge return is expected to become official before the Premier League gets underway this weekend.
Fabrizio Romano has posted a video that seemingly shows Lukaku leaving his private jet on the runway at Biggin Hill airport.
Earlier on Wednesday, Romano reported that Chelsea and Inter had completed the necessary paperwork ahead of the 28-year-old’s club-record return.
Lukaku completed his medical at the start of the week and has now arrived in England to sign on the dotted line.
The Belgium international will sign a long-term contract with the club he left for Everton in 2014.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his players will be excited by the arrival of a world-class attacker in Lukaku.
One of those is Antonio Rudiger. The German defender described Lukaku as a ‘beast’ ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Villarreal on Wednesday.
He told reporters: “You can see in his body type that he is a beast.
“He’s someone who is very strong, and I think also he showed it in Italy over the past two years.
“He did very well over there. Also for his national team. He’s a goalscorer and, for me, a top striker.
“I cannot talk about someone who is not a Chelsea player because I don’t know anything.
“I think I said everything about him about his strengths and that he is a top-class striker who loves to score goals.”
Lukaku could be ready to make his Chelsea debut as they kick start their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Tuchel will be hoping to have the club’s record signing on the bench at least so the Stamford Bridge crowd can welcome him back.
Lukaku played a significant role as Inter won their first Scudetto in 11 years last season, scoring 24 Serie A goals under Antonio Conte.
Now that he has a taste for silverware, he’ll be hoping to do the same at Chelsea this term and lift his first Premier League title.