If the transfer is granted, Lukaku will become the most well-known player to have played in the Saudi Pro League since the legendary striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Al-Nassr following his controversial split from Manchester United in December.
Now Romelu Lukaku is anticipated to get a two-year deal, £43 million offer this summer from Al-Hilal of the Saudi Pro League.
The striker is anticipated to return to Chelsea after his loan to Inter Milan expires, despite his wish to stay at Inter.
The striker, who will cost £98 million when he moves to West London in August 2021, controversially left Stamford Bridge last summer after telling Italian media he intended to leave within six months of his arrival.
On Monday in Saudi Arabia, Lukaku met with representatives of Al-Hilal to discuss the offer, although it’s believed he will only quit European sport for a more lucrative deal.
Although Chelsea is willing to let Lukaku leave, they will demand at least £43 million from his next team, which is less than half of what they paid for him two seasons ago.
The source continues by saying that Al-Hilal will negotiate with Todd Boehy, chairman of Chelsea, to lower the Blues’ demand.
The Stamford Bridge management is prepared to rebuild their team ahead of the upcoming season after a poor campaign in which they finished 12th in the Premier League and missed out on qualifying for Europe.
By agreeing to a lucrative contract worth £173 million per year with Al-Nassr in January, Ronaldo paved the door for other European athletes to compete in the Saudi Pro League.