Romelu Lukaku: The ahead’s agent says he has been threatened by Inter Milan for transferring Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea for a record club fee seven years after leaving Stamford Bridge

Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello says he and his family were threatened while he was at the the striker’s £ 97.5m move to Chelsea.

28-year-old Lukaku left Inter Milan after helping the club end their 11-year wait for the 19th Italian title.

Pastorello says that talk of the deal “planned” or “forced” in order to generate financial gain “is misleading”.

“Many of those who insult and threaten me today thanked them wholeheartedly for bringing him to Milan,” he said.

“I have always accepted confrontation and constructive criticism – and will continue to do so: They are part of the game for those who play a role with significant media relevance.

“What we absolutely cannot tolerate are the falsehoods, allegations, insults and threats that we have received [also against my family and my daughters]who have far exceeded the limits of civilization, decency and tolerance. “

Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 appearances in his two seasons at the San Siro and helped the Nerazzurri to their first scudetto since 2010 in his last tenure.

The move made Belgium’s all-time top scorers the most expensive player ever sold by a Serie A team and comes at the time the club is get into financial trouble.external link

Despite saying he was happy to stay with the Italian champions, Lukaku changed his stance earlier this month, telling Inter that if the right offer comes in, he will move to Chelsea.

“Believe it or not, the affection of the followers and the special attachment to the city of Milan made him think about it for a long time: but then, when he had made his decision, he moved on with conviction and determination,” said Pastorello.

“The economic aspect is a detail, but not the main factor that determines our decisions and those of our customers.

“With regard to FC Internazionale, I can guarantee that sporting director Giuseppe Marotta, sporting director Piero Ausilio – and coach Simone Inzaghi, who personally worked on it – did everything in their power to avoid this transfer.

“But there are circumstances that go beyond your discretion and depend on the instructions of the owners.”

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