Looks like the Chelsea-Romeku Lukaku reunion could be coming to end and both parties need to move on.
When Chelsea broke their transfer record to resign their former player Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan it looked like it was the right move.
Could still be the right move but with the way things are going at the moment especially after Romelu Lukaku interview with Sky Sport, all may not be well.
“Physically I am fine. But I’m NOT happy with the situation at Chelsea. Tuchel has chosen to play with another system. I won’t give up, I’ll be professional. I am not happy with the situation but I am professional and I can’t give up now.
“I think everything that happened last summer was not supposed to happen like this… how I left Inter, the way I left the club, how I communicated with Inter fans – this bothers me because it was not the right time.
“Now it’s the right time to share my feelings. I have always said that I have Inter in my heart: I know I will return to Inter, I really hope so. I am in love with Italy, this is right moment to talk and let people know what really happened.
“I really hope from bottom of my heart to return to Inter not at the end of my career, but when I’m still at top level to win more together.
“I really want apologize to the Inter fan, timing of my words was wrong: what you did for me and my family will remain forever.”
Reading between the lines one could clearly see that Romelu Lukaku is not happy at Chelsea and could be ready to move on.
If he leaves, Chelsea who reportedly signed signed him after failing to sign their first, and second targets Erling Haaland and Harry Kane would still need a replacement.
Hence, a swap involving Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku could be the solution.
Where Chelsea get their dream transfer target in Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku gets reunited with Antonio Conte the man who got the best out of him at Inter Milan.
Lukaku also suggested in his interview that he is being wrongly used a statement Antonio Conte also alluded to during his punditry work with Sky Italy before landing the Tottenham job.
“A coach is good if he can improve players. I think we did great work with Romelu over two years,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.
“He is a very specific striker. Bringing Lukaku into the box, he is dangerous. However, when he starts from midfield, he is incredibly quick. It is very difficult to find a player who is both a target man, but can also run from midfield.
“These are also characteristics I can see in Erling Haaland. I had been tracking Lukaku for a very long time and wanted him when I was at Chelsea, even when he was at West Brom.”
“It’s a tactical situation too, a centre-forward who goes looking for the opposition defender, backs into him and lays it off for whoever is supporting him. That is a tactical approach used in basketball as well.
“The good thing about Romelu is that he can hurt you anywhere. If you keep him far away from the penalty area, he can kill you with his pace. If you have him in the box, he has the physicality to be a target man.”
Both 28 and valued at €100m by transfermarkt this January is the right time.
Both Lukaku and Kane are obviously not enjoying their game at their respective club and would fancy a move away.Lukaku-kane swap