According to Marco Conterio of Tutto Mercato Web, Romelu Lukaku is reportedly becoming more open to the possibility of staying at Chelsea. However, Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of another club, has different plans in mind for Lukaku. Let’s explore the latest updates on the situation between Chelsea and Romelu Lukaku.
This week, Romelu Lukaku has created quite a buzz at Stamford Bridge. A report from Corriere dello Sport suggested that Lukaku was prepared to involve his lawyers in discussions with Todd Boehly regarding his potential departure from Chelsea to join Inter Milan.
Despite receiving an offer from Saudi Arabia, Romelu Lukaku has expressed no interest in pursuing it. Reports even suggested that Lukaku would emphatically demand an exit. Demonstrating his frustration. These developments seem to have irked Mauricio Pochettino. The coach of another club.
According to Marco Conterio, Romelu Lukaku is now displaying a willingness to remain at Chelsea. As a return to Inter Milan appears unlikely. However, Conterio suggests that Mauricio Pochettino has different plans for Lukaku and may not be interested in reintegrating him into his team.
Chelsea and the old Lukaku debate
In the meantime, Al-Ahli has reportedly improved their offer to sign Lukaku. Which has prompted him to consider a move to Saudi Arabia more seriously.
There is a growing sentiment that Lukaku should leave Chelsea. As it is believed that he has strained his relationship with the club. Ally McCoist, speaking on talkSPORT. Suggested that Pochettino should part ways with Lukaku to ensure a positive dressing room environment in the upcoming season. McCoist also pointed out Lukaku’s famous interview about Inter Milan in 2021. Which gives the impression that his heart may not be fully for Chelsea.
Graeme Souness voiced his criticism and labeled Romelu Lukaku as “disrespectful” following his notable comments. While there is a possibility that Lukaku could perform well under Pochettino in the upcoming season, the presence of young talents like Armando Broja, Christopher Nkunku, and the imminent arrival of Nicolas Jackson in Pochettino’s attacking lineup suggests that it may be time to part ways with the 30-year-old striker.
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