Inter Milan put Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku on special diet to lose weight amid claims he is fat

Romelu Lukaku is going to have to cut out the pasta to help win back the Serie A title from AC Milan.

Inter Milan and Romelu Lukaku have agreed that he will need special training and a strict diet to reduce his weight and get him back in shape ahead of the start of Serie A season.

According to a report in BILD in Germany, Inter have re-hired one of the best chefs to help Lukaku with his meals and his training has also been designed to get him back to the weight that will help him get back to his very best form.

Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale looks on during Pre-season Friendly between FC Lugano v FC Internazionale (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

The Belgian forward enjoyed a successful two-year spell with the club between 2019-2021, and part of that was down to the fact that he was placed on a special diet which mainly included fish, salad, vegetables and poultry.

The former Manchester United forward is said to love his pasta, and even though he was allowed to have some every now and then, the club made him mainly eat Shirataki noodles, which are similar to the glass noodles and significantly lower in calories than the Italian version.

The big concern to the coaching team at Inter Milan now is that Lukaku returned from Chelsea weighing 101 kilos.

Shirataki noodles. Credit: Adobe Stock

Lukaku’s ill-fated return to Chelsea

Chelsea paid £97.5million for Lukaku but by the turn of the year he was widely reported to be unhappy at the club and was looking to get out.

He was fined for an interview he granted Sky Italy without approval from Chelsea and injuries to his ankle did not help his form on the pitch.

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea reacts after missing a chance during the Premier League match . (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

In his absence through injury, Chelsea picked up form and he was just not an automatic starter.

He could only manage eight goals in his time at the club last season, and it became crystal clear that moving away was the best thing for both parties.

Chelsea have since signed England forward Raheem Sterling from Premier League champions Manchester City to try and plug the gap left by the departure of Lukaku.