'Inter got me out of the sh*t at Man Utd' - Lukaku

Cameron Smith
Chelsea striker romelu Lukaku

Chelsea new-boy Romelu Lukaku admits that the only reason he left Inter this summer was because the Stamford Bridge side came calling.

Lukaku admits that he owes a debt of gratitude to the Nerazzurri, explaining that they got him "out of the sh*t" at Manchester United.

And on his return to the Premier League, he has certainly hit the ground running.

Lukkau netted the opener on his second debut for the Blues against Arsenal, and has provided a new outlet for Chelsea in the final third.

Having signed for a club record £97.5 million, expectations were high for Lukaku, and he seems to be delivering.

A fans favourite already, Belgium's all-time record goal-scorer has always loved Chelsea, and he's revealed how happy he is back in West London.

What has Lukaku said?

Lukaku, who had loan spells at West Brom and Everton while playing for Chelsea the first-time around, had a difficult two seasons at Man Utd, as he frankly admitted.

Speaking to HLN, he said: "Inter took me out of the sh*t. I would only have left them for Chlesea.

"I was still at Inter, but I was already in London with my head."

The Belgian had previously inidated that he was happy at Inter, and didn't want to move this summer, but Chelsea proved too good to turn down.

Lukaku added: "With Chelsea's third offer, I knew it was serious. Chelsea offered 110 million (€) plus Zappacosta, but Inter said 'no'. I went to the desk of Simone Inzaghi to please find an agreement."

Inter were, of course, desperate to keep hold of their talismanic striker, but weren't in a position to reject Chelsea's final offer due to their poor financial situation. They were forced to sell Achraf Hakimi earlier in the window, and had hoped that would be enough, but that wasn't the case.

Lukaku, who scored 47 goals in 72 Serie A games in two seasons at Inter, helped the Italian club to a first league title since 2010 last season, and will be hoping to recreate that success at Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel and the Chelsea hierarchy were reportedly interested in Erling Haaland earlier in the summer window, but opted for Lukaku instead, and that decision has paid off so far.