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'Lukaku joined Chelsea because of the money' - Marotta

Beppe Marotta, during an interview with Il Corriere della Sera, admits it will take some time to reach an agreement over Marcelo Brozovic’s contract extension and claims there isn’t much difference between Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku who joined Chelsea to double his salary.

Marcelo Brozovic is still not close to reaching an agreement with the club.

The Croatian midfielder contract expires at the end of the current campaign and both Barcelona and Manchester United have been linked with securing his services.

Marotta said: “Barella and Lautaro will extend their contract with a pay rise, we are close."

“Brozovic’s contract is expiring, it will take more time, but I am confident.”

When asked on how Edin Dzeko has replaced Romelu Lukaku. 

He claimed: “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. We need reduced and specific investments.”

When asked his relationship with Antonio Conte

He replied: “We didn’t argue. It is a delicate subject, he should be there to discuss it all together."

“Inzaghi is doing well, he must be given time to know Inter. Perhaps some goals could be avoided. That’s where we need to improve.

“We are ambitious, it’s still early to make judgements, we are on a par with the others, the target remains to qualify for the Champions League.

When asked what might happen if the Nerazzurri receive another big-money offer in the future

He admitted: “The player’s desire is always crucial, as a manager I am not worried about selling, but about buying. Right now, there isn’t any club in Italy that can offer a huge salary to a player."

When asked what the future in store for him

He said: “Let’s wait for Zhang’s return, I think we can continue together. After the experience at Inter, I will look for something outside from clubs. I like politics and sport, I’d like an institutional role.”

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