Boehly wants to make U-turn on underperforming Chelsea loanee

Report: Todd Boehly wants to make U-turn on Chelsea loanee, he’s having a poor season

Reports from Italy have claimed that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is set to make an extraordinary U-turn regarding the future of Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea.

According to CalcioMercato, the American is no longer favouring a two-year loan to Inter Milan, and instead is considering selling him permanently.

The Blues made him their record signing in the summer of 2021, after winning the Champions League the season before.

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However, the Belgian has turned out so far to be one of the biggest flops in the club’s history.

Despite threatening to be a dominant force in the early weeks of the season, the dream return quickly switched to a nightmare reality.

An explosive interview didn’t help Lukaku. It was revealed over Christmas time that he was planning to return to Inter Milan whilst still in his prime.

Lukaku set to be sold

With this coming just months after he had made the move to Stamford Bridge, it obviously angered large sections of the Chelsea fanbase.

This left him with little chance of being able to win them back, and a poor second half to the season only cemented what the supporters believed.

However, things have certainly not worked out for the 29-year-old since his return to Italy.

An injury-hit campaign has led to just a handful of appearances for Lukaku, with him yet to revive the former relationship with fellow striker Lautaro Martinez.

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CalcioMercato have claimed that now the Blues could be set to cut the predicted two-year loan spell short halfway through.

Ultimately though, Boehly cannot worry himself with trying to recall much of the money the Blues spent on the acquisition.

One thing does look for sure though – there is not future for Lukaku at Chelsea.

Graham Potter is reportedly keen to bring in young strikers going forwards, meaning the Belgian struggles to fit in to the manager’s plans.

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