Romelu Lukaku’s agent has confirmed plans to speak to Chelsea’s new owners about the striker’s future, as they await official confirmation of the club’s takeover.
His £97.5million move to Stamford Bridge hasn’t worked out as either Lukaku or Chelsea would have hoped and he has been linked with a return to the Serie A, with both Inter and AC Milan interested. Todd Boehly’s consortium has signed an agreement to purchase the club from Roman Abramovich in a deal that is expected to be completed by the end of the month.
When asked about rumours that Lukaku could return to Italy, his agent Federico Pastorello, told La Repubblica: ‘He has the club and the fans in his heart, he has never hidden it, like his love for Anderlecht where he would like to end his career.
He has rediscovered his scoring touch before the big game, scoring a brace against Wolves before finding the back of the net against Leeds.
Before then, Lukaku had not scored a goal in the Premier League since a 1-1 draw with Brighton on December 29.
Despite not living up to expectations this season, he is still the club’s top scorer with 15 goals in all competitions.
In December, Lukaku admitted he was ‘not happy’ with his place in Thomas Tuchel’s first-team plans.
During an interview with Sky Sport Italy, the Belgium international said: ‘Physically I am fine. But I’m not happy with the situation at Chelsea. Tuchel has chosen to play with another system.’
He also revealed that Inter Milan is in his heart and that ‘he knows he will return’ to the Serie A giants in the future.