AC Milan have emerged as a surprise potential destination for Romelu Lukaku as his struggles at Chelsea continue, a report claims.
According to an article on Goal by reliable Chelsea journalist Nizaar Kinsella, the Rossoneri could offer an escape route from his ‘nightmare’ but any possible deal is complicated by the costs involved. It would of course be dependent on the outcome of the takeover talks ongoing between Investcorp and Elliott Management.
The 28-year-old has not scored in the league or in Europe so far in 2022 and that has led to exit speculation. Milan are keen to get their name in the ring after seeing him do very well in Serie A with rivals Inter.
However, it depends on a lot of circumstances and the fact he was signed for £100m (€120m), with a current book value of £77m (€92.5m) means the cost is unimaginable for Elliott, but there is a bit of hope that two takeovers could make ends meet.
Chelsea are expecting new owners possibly over the next week who could cut their losses and sell Lukaku to raise some quick funds, while Investcorp could add a ‘big signing under the right structure’ and ‘would still look for value in any deal to sign Lukaku’.