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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

"Inter wanted to get rid of him for the €113 million" - Ex-Chelsea star says Romelu Lukaku never wanted Stamford Bridge move

  Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has claimed that Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku 'didn't want' to join the Blues last...

 

Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf has claimed that Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku 'didn't want' to join the Blues last summer.

The 28-year-old joined the west London club from Inter Milan for a club-record fee of €113 million. The forward is set to return to the San Siro after one disappointing campaign with Thomas Tuchel's side.

Inter Milan will reportedly sign Lukaku on a season-long loan. Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan in 2019 on the back of two disappointing seasons with Manchester United.

He went on to score 64 goals in 95 games for the Italian giants and helped the club win their first Scudetto in eleven years during the 2020-21 campaign. However, the Belgian endured a torrid time with Chelsea last season, scoring just 15 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions.

Lukaku gave a controversial interview to Sky Sport Italia in December in which he claimed he was 'not happy' at Chelsea.

The Belgian looks set to have his wish granted, which has led Leboeuf to state that Lukaku did not fancy joining Tuchel's side last summer. Leboeuf told ESPN:

"I' d say he's [Thomas Tuchel] responsible for picking him up but I think Lukaku didn't want to come. I think Inter wanted to get rid of him for the €113 million.

I think everyone is guilty of that but that's the football that we see now where €100 million seems to be nothing in football. You spend it and if it doesn't work, you get rid of it, it's not your problem."


Inter Milan will sign the Belgian on a season- long loan for €7 million+ add-ons, as per SPORTbible . He will undergo his medical with the Serie A giants next week.

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