The striker speaks fluent Italian, one of seven languages he can comfortably converse in, and thoroughly enjoyed his two years at Inter.
He expressed regret almost immediately after the €113m move to Stamford Bridge and has been pushing for a return to San Siro.
That deal is done, on loan for circa €8m plus add-ons and accepting a 35 per cent pay cut to ensure it all goes through smoothly.
Meanwhile, Lukaku can’t wait to get back to Italian soil, or at least its waters, as he published a video on Instagram Stories showing him on a yacht floating off the Costa Smeralda.
That means the Belgian is on vacation in Sardinia, which is also where many of the Serie A players tend to spend their summer holidays.