Report: One member of Lukaku's family could play huge role in potential Chelsea move

Chelsea might look to Romelu Lukaku’s mother as the final piece in their pursuit of Inter Milan’s centre-forward.

According to the Telegraph, Adolphine Lukaku has been involved in several of her son’s career choices over the years.

The Telegraph suggests she was at the heart of Lukaku’s move to Everton from Stamford Bridge in 2014.

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Adolphine also apparently influenced him to reject a new Toffees contract and then to join Manchester United over Chelsea.

Therefore, if the Blues want their leading front man, they will have to remain on the good side of his parent.

Based on previous evidence, Adolphine hasn’t shown much fondness towards the current Champions League holders.

But plenty has happened since Lukaku left South West London over half a decade ago.

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He is a refined and rejuvenated player, not to mention a man with a point to prove in the Premier League.

There is unfinished business in the English top-flight for the Belgian to attend to.

And Chelsea are desperate for the 28-year-old to pick up where he left off and fulfill his legacy.

They have seen an £85m (BBC) bid for their former striker turned down by Inter.

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It was widely reported the Blues will come back in with an increased offer, one the Serie A champions may struggle to turn down.

But if Adolphine doesn’t give the green light, then Lukaku might be staying put.

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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.