Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea this summer, according to Inter Milan president Beppe Marotta, although the Belgian striker wants to extend his loan.
The 29-year-old, who returned to Stamford Bridge for a club-record £97.5 million, had a wretched first season there and was loaned out to Inter last summer.
He has only made 14 appearances so far this season due to injury, which has tarnished his loan return to Inter.
“Lukaku to stay again in 2019?” It’s too soon to say; he’ll go back to Chelsea, and then we’ll see what happens. told Sky Marotta.
We are aware of Romelu’s intentions and will thus try to negotiate Lukaku’s return to Inter. Lukaku wants to stay at Inter, that much is certain.
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It follows the CEO’s pre-game thoughts in which he seemed to imply that Lukaku was overweight.
The best person to assess how he is doing and how he should be used is the coach, who can see that he is progressing.
“I can see that World Cup participation affects many players, some feel it more than others, and Lukaku suffered an injury that meant he was basically restricted to a cameo at that event,” said the player.
In the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 match at the San Siro, Lukaku’s team defeated FC Porto 1-0.
In his 26 Premier League games, Lukaku scored just eight goals. He also lost favor with Thomas Tuchel and caused a great uproar when he gave a surprise interview to Sky Italia in which he criticized his manager and hinted at a possible return to Inter.
He asserted that he hasn’t recently spoken to anyone from Stamford Bridge.
When asked if he had spoken to Graham Potter, Lukaku responded, “I haven’t spoken to anybody.” I don’t want to think about the future right now; I just want to concentrate on the here and now. That is not logical.
“Football is the now; that is what matters most.” Thus, all I want to do is play well and be ready for the next game this weekend.