Inter Milan has decided to keep Romelu Lukaku, their striker, instead of selling him to Chelsea this summer.
Chelsea has been heavily linked with a deal for Lukaku.
Chelsea are looking for a new striker and have identified Dortmund forward Erling Haaland as their primary target, with Lukaku also being considered.
But Inter Milan CEO, Beppe Marotta, has now ruled out any possibility of Lukaku leaving San Siro for Chelsea this summer, adding that the Belgium international is not for sale.
When asked if Inter can rule out Lukaku’s departure amid interest from Chelsea, Marotta told Sport Mediaset: “From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale.
“Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi [Inter manager].”
Meanwhile, Lukaku has returned to pre-season training with Inter Milan and has already declared that he will stay with the Serie A champions.
“Yes, I am staying,” the 28-year-old told VTM before the start of Euro 2020.
Lukaku joined Inter Milan for £74m in 2019 from Manchester United.