Inter Milan president arrives for Romelu Lukaku talks in customised Ferrari
Inter Milan president Steven Zhang arrived for talks with Chelsea over Romelu Lukaku in his very own customised Ferrari.
Zhang is negotiating a deal to bring Lukaku back to the Serie A side just a year after he left them to return to the Premier League. The Belgium international has made it clear he wants to leave, and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is not standing in his way.
The deal isn't a straightforward one, though, with Chelsea giving Inter a £97.5million fee for Lukaku less than 12 months ago. Zhang has his work cut out for him, but at least he's able to do it in style.
The 30-year-old son of Suning chief Zhang Jindong drove into the Nerazzurri headquarters for the next stage of negotiations in a Ferrari painted in the club's blue and black colours.
His choice of vehicle may be a bit controversial with the fanbase, as Ferrari are owned by the Agnelli family, who run rivals Juventus. But supporters won't give two hoots as long as he can secure Lukaku's services.
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It looks likely to happen, with the striker agreeing to a huge pay cut on his £325,000-per-week wages in order to push a loan move through. Chelsea still want a fee, with reports suggesting it could be €10m (£8.58m) plus add-ons.
Lukaku struggled at Stamford Bridge in a season which was marred by his bombshell interview at the turn of the year, in which he expressed his regret about the manner of his exit from Inter.
He scored 15 goals in all competitions, which was a far cry from his returns at Inter. During his two years in Milan he managed a total of 64 strikes.
His and Tuchel's play styles seemed to be a mis-match and neither want to carry on working with each other. Wantaway Bayern Munich frontman Robert Lewandowski has been tipped as a possible replacement by ESPN.
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