Inter Milan are trying to set the basis to sign their former top striker, according to Spanish news agency AS (h/t The Sun), and the striker is already saying his goodbyes to Chelsea teammates ahead of a possible summer exit.
Following his return to Stamford Bridge at the start of this season, he has had a rough time.
Lukaku was purchased from Inter for a club record fee of £97.5 million at the start of this season.
He has, however, failed to meet expectations and has struggled to make an impact so far.
The striker stated in an embarrassing interview earlier this season that he is unhappy at Chelsea because of Thomas Tuchel’s system.
In addition, the Belgian stated that he would like to return to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in the future. With the Nerazzurri prepared to ease a move, this could happen this summer.
According to reporter Fabio Bergomi of CMIT TV via AS (h/t The Sun), the centre-forward has already said his goodbyes to his teammates ahead of a possible exit.
Such reports should be treated with caution until we receive confirmation from either the club or the player’s entourage.
After all, bad news is more likely to make the front pages. We can’t rule out the potential that such rumors are false, especially since the 28-year-old has already shown displeasure with similar exit talks.
The Premier League star may yet turn things around if he is determined for the rest of the season. Unrest has arisen across the club as a result of the sanctions placed on Roman Abramovich.
However, the former Manchester United striker has made no overt indication that he wants to quit the Blues.
In 34 appearances across all competitions this season, the Blues forward has scored 12 goals and provided two assists. His output isn’t bad, but it doesn’t quite warrant the club-record amount we paid for his services. That stated, he should use his setbacks as motivation to improve his performance.