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Inter Milan chief Marotta: Lukaku joined Chelsea for money

Inter Milan chief Beppe Marotta has taken aim at Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer having left the Blues permanently back in 2014.

Lukaku had been instrumental for an Inter side that won Serie A for the first time in over a decade.

Marotta claims Lukaku's replacement, Edin Dzeko, is a match for his predecessor, who he accused of departing for financial reasons.

He told Corriere della Sera: “Lukaku was sold for €115m and we bought Dzeko for free. On the pitch, there isn't much difference.

"Lukaku left to double his salary, in Italy these figures can't exist.

“Today, we can't make important investments, I wouldn't be allowed to sign Lukaku for €75m (£63m/$87m). We need reduced and specific investments."

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