Chelsea have swiftly rejected Inter Milan's opening bid for Romelu Lukaku, as per Fabrizio Romano, a tier-one source.
The Serie A giants offered the Blues €5 million to take the striker on loan without an option to buy until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
Talks between the two clubs are expected to continue in the next few days with Inter now waiting for Chelsea to put a price tag on the 29-year-old striker.
Lukaku is pushing to return to Italy this summer, having reportedly informed Thomas Tuchel and new Stamford Bridger owner Todd Boehly that he wanted to join Inter only.
Source: FabrizioRomano @ Twitter