Signed in pomp and circumstance at the start of the season, Romelu Lukaku did not make a happy return to Stamford Bridge. As the top scorer of Italian champions Inter, the Belgian striker fell from the picks in Chelsea’s starting XI (40 games, in which he scored 13 goals), which led the agent Federico Pastorello to leave a new exit in the air.
“We can’t think about negotiations at the moment because we don’t know who the new owner of Chelsea will be. That’s why it’s not worth thinking about conversations with Inter or Milan. We just have to wait. Also, I will not go into the tactical choices of the coach, but it seems to me that it is obvious that there was a problem”, explained the Italian businessman to Sky Sports Italy.
Comments that deserved the response of Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager, in preview of the FA Cup final: “If his agent thinks of talking to the owner, then he does not plan to talk to me. If he wants, my door is open, it’s his right and I’m available to assess the situation of all players, including Lukaku.”
An exchange of words that ended with a message from Romelu Lukaku. Through social networks, the Belgian international seems to have denied the agent.
“I will never let anyone speak for me. I’m calm, focused on helping the team finish the season in the best possible way. So if anyone tries to say anything about me and the club, it’s not in my name.”