Romelu Lukaku WILL rejoin Chelsea in the summer.
This summer, Lukaku WILL return to Chelsea, and there is a chance he could revive his career there. In order to get ready for the upcoming season, Lukaku has appointments with Chelsea and interim manager Pochettino.
They will then decide on Lukaku’s long-term future. Inter Milan has no plans to make a long-term offer to buy him. Despite having him on loan for the entire season.
In the summer of 2021, Lukaku returned to Chelsea for a second stint after leaving Inter. He had just won the Serie A championship, in a then-record £97.5 million transfer.
However, Lukaku’s move backfired after he admitted he was “not happy” in a TV interview with Sky Italia and criticized his former manager Thomas Tuchel’s tactics.
As a result of his conflict with Tuchel and the perception that the former Manchester United forward was an expensive mistake, Lukaku became unpopular with the crowd.
At the time Lukaku returned to Inter last summer on a season-long loan. It was difficult to imagine him ever going back to Chelsea after the fallout.
However, Lukaku has had mixed fortunes this season – he was only a substitute in Inter’s Champions League semi-final with AC Milan as 37-year-old Edin Džeko started ahead of him – and he will not be staying in Italy.
Even though his first step will be returning to Chelsea, his next career move is still up in the air.
Former Tottenham boss Pochettino is expected to be confirmed imminently as Chelsea’s new boss. And, despite inheriting a huge, oversized squad, they do not have an out-and-out center forward.
They have a buy-back option on Tammy Abraham, a former Chelsea striker now playing for Roma. Lukaku could fill that void because “Big Rom” might be the unlikely solution.