Date: 15th July 2023 at 1:49pm
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Chelsea have allowed a number of first team players to leave the club so far this summer. 

Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic are among those to have departed Stamford Bridge so far, along with former club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Another player that has been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea is Romelu Lukaku, but it appears that he will be staying put for now.

As per Fabrizio Romano, Italian side Inter Milan are set to pull out of the race to sign Lukaku.

Romano claims that the Serie A side are set to pull out of talks for the player after learning that fellow Italian side Juventus have been in negotiations.

Lukaku, 30, joined Chelsea in 2021 from Inter, having helped the Italian side to win the top flight title during the 2020/21 campaign.

The striker had previously spent time at Stamford Bridge as a youngster, but his return to London didn’t go to plan as he netted just eight Premier League goals during the 2021/22 season.

Lukaku faces an uncertain future

He was then loaned back to Inter Milan, but suffered with injuries last term.

He now faces an uncertain future with Chelsea said to be keen to sell the player that they paid £97.5 million for just two years ago.

Inter has reportedly been interested in signing the Belgium international permanently, but they are now set to withdraw their interest after learning of Juventus’ involvement.

Romano claims that Juventus remain interested in the player, who also has offers from unnamed Saudi Arabian clubs.

He also suggests that all interested clubs would currently be willing to pay around £35 million for the player, a figure far lower than the fee that Chelsea paid for the forward.

Despite Juventus’ interest, it is claimed that the Turin outfit will only be able to proceed with a move for Lukaku if they can sell current star Dusan Vlahovic.

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