Lukaku re-works Chelsea contract to facilitate Roma move, €‎43m release clause added

RomaPress Staff

Roma will officially welcome Romelu Lukaku as their newest transfer market signing on Tuesday evening when he arrives in the Italian capital from Brussels.

After four days of negotiations, the Giallorossi and Chelsea finally struck an agreement for the temporary transfer of the striker. He’s joining the Italian side on a one-year straight loan deal for a fee worth €‎6 million in total.

To facilitate the move to Roma, Lukaku agreed to lower his wages from nearly €‎9 million to €‎7.5 million (net) for the season. In addition, English journalist Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph reports the Belgian consented to lower his salary for the following two years on his deal with Chelsea in addition to the inclusion of a £37 million (€‎43 million) release clause.

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