Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry disagree over whether 28-year-old will be at Chelsea next season

Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry have differing opinions on whether Romelu Lukaku will be a Chelsea player after the summer.

Carragher, Henry and Micah Richards were asked on CBS Sports Golazo where they felt Lukaku would be playing his football next season.

Even a few months ago, this question would’ve seemed preposterous.

Chelsea’s club-record signing leaving after just one term at Stamford Bridge? Roman Abramovich wouldn’t even entertain the idea.

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A run of goalless games had some questioning his quality, but not the Belgian’s future in South West London.

Those inquests have been redirected recently, though.

Has Romelu reached his conclusion already?

Following on from Saturday’s ghostly showing against Crystal Palace, a huge debate ensued over Lukaku’s status in the squad.

Was his seven-touch performance at Selhurst Park his fault or those around him?

Are Chelsea actually better off without the number nine?

Does the centre-forward need to relocate to another team that plays to his strengths?

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Combine these inquiries and the thought of Lukaku leaving Chelsea actually seems possible.

That is if your last name is Carragher.

Whilst Henry and Richards both backed the Belgian to be a Blue in the new campaign, the former Liverpool defender suggested a return to one of his old stomping grounds.

‘” Inter Milan,” responded Carragher upon being presented the hypothetical about Lukaku’s next footballing destination.

Inter-esting

Moving back to Milan would cause a significant ripple right across the sporting landscape.

Lukaku left Inter last year to join the Champions League holders, despite having just fired them to Serie A title glory.

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Supporters of the San Siro side sent the striker on his way with very little love lost.

Murals of the 28-year-old attacker were defaced; his name stained.

Clearly feeling the heat from Italy, Lukaku tried to build bridges with the Inter fan base by describing his love for the club and desire to re-join them one day in an interview with Sky Italia.

Understandably, this did not sit well with anybody associated with the discussion.

Chelsea followers felt betrayed, much like their Italian counterparts.

I Nerazzurri enthusiasts probably wouldn’t accept back him even if he tried.

Romelu really is stuck between a rock and a hard place right now.   

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.