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‘It’s like coming home’ – Romelu Lukaku’s Inter return CONFIRMED as striker’s new shirt number is revealed


ROMELU LUKAKU’S return to Inter Milan has been confirmed by the Italian giants.

The Chelsea flop, who moves on a £7million one-year loan deal, was mobbed by fans as he completed his medical earlier on Wednesday.

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And the delighted Belgian striker revealed revealed “it’s like coming home” when the transfer was later announced b the Serie A club.

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Lukaku, 29, said: “My family and I were so happy here thanks to the people, the fans and my team-mates.

“From the first day I arrived here, everyone helped me settle in. I’m very happy.

“I kept my home here when I went to England, so that means something. I’m pleased to be back and now I can’t wait to get out there with my team-mates.”

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Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 appearances for Inter from 2019 to 2021, helping them reach the Europa League final before winning a first title in 11 years in 2021.

He wore the No 9 shirt during those seasons but will wear No 90 in 2022-23.

Lukaku struggled in his year at Stamford Bridge, scoring just eight Premier League goals and failing to nail down a regular starting place despite a £97.5m move.

He angered the Blues’ fanbase after giving an interview last December where he said he wanted to return.

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And Lukaku revealed today that he has been in contact with Inter coach Simone Inzaghi “all season”.

Asked why he wanted to return, he said: “The fans, first of all, my team-mates, and also because I wanted to work with the coach.

“We were in contact over the course of the season.

“I think he’s doing a great job here. I want to help the team and do well for this club.”

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