Romelu Lukaku may leave Chelsea this summer as Inter Milan starts pushing for his return

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The future of Romelu Lukaku is still in the air even though he just arrived at Chelsea football club a season ago. The Belgian striker is not happy with how things went in the 2021-2022 season and is trying to ensure that things don’t continue that way in the coming 2022-2023 season.

To achieve that, Lukaku has reportedly requested a meeting with the club’s board headed by the new owners of the club, the Todd Boehly-led consortium who just bought the club for £4.25 billion.

He is also expected to meet with the coach of the club, Thomas Tuchel to discuss his chances at the club after a season filled with a series of speculations and a drastic drop in form.

Reports from Stamford Bridge suggest that Chelsea are not planning to sell Romelu Lukaku which they bought for a club transfer record fee worth €113 million on August 12, 2021.

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Recall that Lukaku first joined Chelsea from RSC Anderlecht for a transfer fee worth €15 million on August 8, 2011, but could not establish himself at the Premier League club.

Over seven years after he left Chelsea, he returned to Stamford Bridge as the most expensive player the club has ever bought. Despite that, he has heavily underperformed.

Despite the amount Chelsea paid to sign him and the fact that he is currently the highest-paid player at the club, earning at least £18,200,000 per year, the Belgian striker has scored 15 goals and provided 2 in 44 games which were far below expectations.

Romelu Lukaku may leave Chelsea this summer as Inter Milan starts pushing for his return

Despite a call for Chelsea to let him go, the club is reportedly trying to find ways to make him more efficient. One of the ways is that the club plans to sign Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martínez who played alongside Lukaku for two seasons and helped to bring out the best of the Belgian striker in Italy.

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Amid that, Inter Milan are reportedly planning to reach out to the lawyers of Romelu Lukaku to work out a way the Belgian striker could return to Inter Milan.

Though reports are growing stronger that Inter Milan are interested in signing Lukaku as much as the striker wishes to return to Italy, the club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the club are in “no rush” over Lukaku’s potential return but remains keen on re-signing him this summer.

Hence, one of the biggest issues on the table of the Todd Boehly-led consortium is the uncertainty surrounding Lukaku’s future. It will be interesting to see how Lukaku’s situation would be resolved in the coming weeks. His current contract with Chelsea will expire on June 30, 2026.

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