Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello reveals the Belgian star wanted to return to Chelsea even before his move to Inter.
Lukaku signed with the Serie A giants in 2019, completing a €75m switch from Manchester United.
He scored 64 goals in 95 appearances with the Nerazzurri, winning the club’s first Scudetto in 11 years.
Lukaku left the Serie A champions in the summer, returning to Chelsea in a €115m move.
“The market can offer you certain opportunities. I consider them like trains passing and when the right train stops at the right place, you need to step in and leave,” Pastorello told Sky Sports UK.
“During his last season at Man United he always had Chelsea in his head. Real Madrid as well I have to admit. That is another dream of his in terms of imagining his career, but Chelsea was always 100 per cent his target.
“They were the love of his childhood so there was always this desire to come back. It was a question of pride. He had that in his head and his heart.”
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Lukaku worked under Antonio Conte at San Siro and Pastorello explained why the Italian tactician was so crucial for the striker’s development.
“Two years of work with Mr Conte helped him. He can score left, right, head. He has completed himself as a striker working with Mr Conte. He also had the opportunity to improve himself personally.
“He got used to doing that (in Milan). He is very committed so I am not worried. I’m 100 per cent sure without the injury he’d have scored more than one. He was born to score goals.”
Lukaku is currently out of action with an ankle injury but has already scored four goals in nine appearances with the Blues.
Last week, Inter director Beppe Marotta suggested the Belgian star had left Inter because of Chelsea’s economic offer and admitted the Nerazzurri would not be able to make a similar big-money move in the near future due to the club’s financial struggles.