'Absolutely no intention': Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea player does not want to join league leaders in the summer

Romelu Lukaku has ruled out a move to AC Milan next season.

This is according to Fabrizio Romano, who told CBS Sports Golazo that the Chelsea striker hasn’t even considered signing for his former arch-rival.

What has gone wrong for Romelu?

After just one term back at Stamford Bridge, Lukaku’s future remains in doubt.

Even his £325,000-a-week (Spotrac) wage cannot buy him a start or a goal at the moment.

Once dubbed the missing piece in Thomas Tuchel’s puzzle, the 28-year-old looks to have several pieces missing from his own puzzle.

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Perhaps the biggest mystery of them all is why it hasn’t worked out for the Belgian since his return to Chelsea last summer.

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Injuries certainly haven’t helped, and neither did the interview with Sky Italia that stirred up a social media storm.

Tuchel’s tactics clearly don’t play into the centre-forward’s hands or utilise his strengths.

This has led to many doubting Lukaku’s long-term status as a Blue.

Could he be on the road again at the end of the campaign?

According to some, this is certainly a possibility.

Is the San Siro on the cards?

Goal recently cited AC Milan as a potential destination for the out-of-favour attacker.

Having stated his desire to one day return to Italy, this might be an enticing prospect for Lukaku.

Especially as Stefano Pioli’s side are currently top of Serie A with four games remaining, two points ahead of Inter Milan.  

However, Romano quickly doused this deal by revealing the player’s plans.

“For Lukaku, we have to keep an eye on the situation because Romelu Lukaku would love to come back to Serie A and Inter,” said the transfer guru.

“I saw some rumours about AC Milan but people close to Lukaku are telling me that he has absolutely no intention to go to AC Milan, his priority is Inter.”

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Of course, signing for Milan would totally ruin Lukaku’s already crumbled reputation amongst Inter fans.

They haven’t forgiven him for leaving the San Siro to join Chelsea, just months after firing the team to their first league title in a decade.

Stepping foot inside the Rossoneri’s dressing room would be the final nail in his coffin.

Perhaps it’s just best to stay away from Italy entirely, Romelu.

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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.