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Sports Lukaku moved to Chelsea to 'double his salary' claims Inter CEO Marotta

19:44  22 october  2021
19:44  22 october  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Inter-CEO Giuseppe Marotta speaks about the upcoming contract extensions

 Inter-CEO Giuseppe Marotta speaks about the upcoming contract extensions © Provided by 90min Nicolò Campo / GettyImages Inter Milan can continue to show a powerful squad even after the outlets of the two most important players. This is the case, among other things, in the midfield. Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolò Barella are two power carriers in this area, Inter Milan wants both players to hold long-term . This recently confirmed Managing Director Giuseppe Marotta in conversation with the Italian medium Gazzetta dello sport.

Romelu Lukaku completed a £98 million ($136m) transfer to Chelsea in order to “double his salary” says Inter CEO Beppe Marotta, who says the reigning Serie A champions have no complaints at parting with the Belgian and replacing him with Edin Dzeko.

Fears would have been raised at San Siro when Lukaku, who scored 64 goals for the club in just 95 appearances, opted to head back to the Premier League for a second spell at Stamford Bridge.

Experienced Bosnia international Dzeko has however proved to be a fitting replacement – with seven goals this season – and Marotta believes Inter did good business.

What has been said?

Marotta told Corriere della Sera: “Lukaku was sold for €115m and we bought Dzeko for free. On the pitch, there isn’t much difference. Lukaku left to double his salary, in Italy these figures can’t exist.

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“Today, we can’t make important investments, I wouldn’t be allowed to sign Lukaku for €75m (£63m/$87m). We need reduced and specific investments.”

Any other business at Inter?

Lautaro Martinez celebrating Sassuolo Inter Serie A © Provided by Sporting News Lautaro Martinez celebrating Sassuolo Inter Serie A

While financial difficulties in Milan forced Inter to accept a big-money offer for Lukaku, Marotta is confident other prized assets can be retained.

Several other players are seeing moves mooted with Premier League interest said to be building once again, but discussions regarding new contracts are ongoing.

Marotta believes those talks will deliver a positive outcome, with Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, Euro 2020-winning Nicolo Barella and Croatia international midfielder Marcelo Brozovic among those in line for fresh terms.

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“Barella and Lautaro will extend their contract with a pay rise, we are close,” Marotta said. “Brozovic’s contract is expiring, it will take more time, but I am confident.”

Further reading

  • Chelsea hopeful Lukaku will miss only two or three weeks
  • Lukaku explains how Chelsea pain made him ‘the complete package’
  • Ballon d'Or 2021 Power Rankings

Lautaro Martínez signs new deal to stay at Inter until 2026 .
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez signed a new contract on Thursday, tying him to the Serie A champion until 2026. It's a statement signing for Inter in the wake of a turbulent offseason, which saw coach Antonio Conte leave because he was unhappy that he would not be able to build on his title-winning squad, and Inter sell two of its top players in Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi. “I’m really happy to be staying at this club for many years to come,” Martínez said in a video posted on the club’s social media accounts. “See you at the stadium! Forza Inter!” Martínez has scored 54 goals in 144 matches for Inter.

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