Lukaku reveals what happened in March that pushed towards Chelsea exit

‘I didn’t say anything’: Romelu Lukaku reveals what happened in March that set him up for his move away from Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku has claimed to DAZN in Italy that the opportunity for him to join Inter Milan came up as early as March this year.

The Belgian put an end to a dismal year at Chelsea by forcing a loan move back to Inter Milan this summer.

His relations with Blues fans was already at an all-time-low as the season came to an end, with him publicly claiming he was wanting to return to Inter at some point in his career.

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This was not being helped by his poor performances on the pitch, following a strong opening to his Chelsea career.

In an interview with DAZN, he made it clear that he didn’t actually grasp at the first piece of interest from the Serie A side, with that coming as early as March.

Inter wanted Lukaku in March

He said: “I had the chance to go back and thought I would be a hero, but that wasn’t the case. “In March, when I heard there was an opportunity to return here [to Inter], I didn’t say anything.”

“But toward the end of the season we did a very good job with the club and I was able to come back here. “As a player with Inter, I did well. The season at Chelsea was difficult for me. I had no doubts, that’s why I made the decision to come back here.”

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“The season at Chelsea has given me extra motivation to do even better than before. “I feel in one year everyone has forgotten about the things I am capable of doing on the pitch. That is a kind of anger that I have inside me.”

Todd Boehly was fairly swift in his decision to allow the Belgian to leave this summer, perhaps made easier by the fact he didn’t personally spend the club-record fee on his services.

While he is scheduled to return from loan in a year’s time, it is hard to see a future where the 29-year-old features at Stamford Bridge.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released