Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel admits he is unsure whether Romelu Lukaku has a future at Stamford Bridge
‘I don’t know if it’s very likely’: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he’s not sure £97.5million flop Romelu Lukaku has a future at Stamford Bridge after he was loaned to Inter Milan this summer
- Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has spoken about Romelu Lukaku’s future
- The striker joined Inter Milan on loan after a nightmare season at Chelsea
- Tuchel said Lukaku has a chance of Lukaku staying at the club after the loan
- The German added that he wasn’t sure how likely it was and that it was out of his hands
Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted he doesn’t know if Romelu Lukaku has a future in the club.
The Belgium striker joined Inter Milan on loan in June after a nightmare year in the Premier League, having made a £97.5million move from the Italian club last summer.
Lukaku made his wish to leave the London club clear and now Tuchel spoke to him Sky SportsHe has stated that the 29-year-old’s future is uncertain.
Romelu Lukaku has been enjoying life at Inter Milan after being loaned out by Chelsea
Lukaku and Tuchel clashed last season before reconciling after Lukaku criticized the German
“We decided together with the owners that we would let him go,” said the German.
“It was his wish to go, he had the opportunity, we let him go.
“We’ve brought in Raheem Sterling now, which gives us a lot of flexibility, a lot of mobility and a lot of attacking options on the front lines, even if we’re not recruiting more players.”
However, Tuchel admitted there is a chance Lukaku could stay as he is only on loan at Inter.
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly quickly switched to loan the wanton striker after publicly criticizing the club and Tuchel last season before the two reconciled.
Lukaku struggled on his return to Stamford Bridge following a £97.5million move last summer
“Since he is only on loan, there is of course a chance,” added Tuchel.
“I don’t know if it’s very likely, but it’s not up to me to predict it. There is a chance.’
Meanwhile, Tuchel has urged Boehly to bring in more reinforcements following the signing of Raheem Sterling on Wednesday.
During Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the United States, Tuchel said: “We’re coming from sanctions, we’re coming from the loss of high-profile players, key players, we’re a club in transition, in ownership transition, we’ve been behind in the transfer race and we’ve been behind in the Tabel. So we have things to improve.
Tuchel has publicly asked the new owner Todd Boehly for further reinforcements
Raheem Sterling became Chelsea’s first signing of the summer on Wednesday
“The signing of Raheem shows what we are capable of, it shows the club’s ambition and ownership and it’s good because we’re all here to win and to compete.
“We love to compete and we love the challenge at the top. For that we need new signings from top-class players, otherwise there is no chance.”
Chelsea expect to confirm the signing of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly shortly.