'Been told': Fabrizio Romano shares what Romelu Lukaku has just said to the Chelsea board
Fabrizio Romano revealed what he knows about the conversation Romelu Lukaku has had with the Chelsea chain of command.
Writing on Twitter, Romano explained he had been told that the Belgian expressed no desire to leave Stamford Bridge in January to the club’s hierarchy.
The fact Lukaku even needs to clear up his position is really of his own making.
Lukaku lights the fire
Since the exposing interview with Sky Italia was released, the 28-year-old has become public enemy number one from numerous corners of the sport.
Not to mention from within the Blues family, who have cast him aside as a traitor to the course.
He seemingly criticised Thomas Tuchel’s methods and failed to hide his desire to re-join Inter Milan one day.
Two statements that should never be ushered whilst representing any organisation, let alone Chelsea.
In light of Lukaku’s startling words, Tuchel decided to drop him for last weekend’s epic Premier League encounter with Liverpool.
Get rid of the Belgian indefinitely
Certain sections of the industry wanted this punishment to go further.
“It’s like walking into the dressing room and saying ‘I don’t want to be with you anymore’. I’d be like, ‘well if you don’t like it, there’s the f***ing door. On you go,” said Graeme Souness on Sky Sports.
Some share Souness’ viewpoint that number nine should leave out of the fire exit if he apparently doesn’t want to be part of the project.
However, Lukaku has seemingly tried to douse the flames by ensuring the board he is onboard with the mission.
No way Romelu waves farewell just yet
Even if he did want to return to Inter or join another team, the likelihood of that transfer ever accumulating is extremely thin.
Roman Abramovich would be seething if he lost profit on his record signing.
Plus, the striker’s expensive wages limits the possible suitors who would be able to take him off Chelsea’s hands.
Lukaku needs to make his apologies quickly and meaningfully, so everybody involved in this mess can move on and focus on more important matters.
Like beating Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup semi-final tomorrow night, a game in which the centre-forward could now be involved.
What better way to say sorry than a goal against Spurs…