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Chelsea’s £350k-A-Week Player Stirs Up Controversy

According to journalist Simon Phillips, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has no interest in returning to Stamford Bridge for the upcoming season. The 29-year-old is presently on loan at Inter Milan, and neither the player nor the club wants him to come back.

Earlier, Italian journalist Rudy Galetti had mentioned that Chelsea would look to sell Lukaku if he came back to the club in the summer. The Blues had initially signed the Belgian for £97.5m from Inter in 2021.

However, he struggled during his second stint at Stamford Bridge, scoring only eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances. Lukaku’s current Chelsea contract is worth £350,000 a week, as per Salary Sport.

According to journalist Simon Phillips, Romelu Lukaku has no interest in returning to Chelsea. Phillips revealed to GIVEMESPORT that the 29-year-old striker is not keen on coming back to Stamford Bridge, and neither are the Blues keen on bringing him back.

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Chelsea’s £350k-A-Week Player Stirs Up Controversy

Lukaku is currently on a season-long loan at Inter Milan, and it remains uncertain if the loan will be extended. Chelsea is reportedly interested in extending the loan for another season or making a permanent sale, but Inter is waiting to see how Lukaku performs for the rest of the season before making a decision.

Should Chelsea consider retaining Romelu Lukaku?

Despite a challenging spell at Stamford Bridge last season, Lukaku is still one of the top strikers in the world. As Chelsea searches for a new center-forward, the Belgian’s proven track record of 30 goals in 44 appearances for Inter during the 2020/21 season (according to Transfermarkt) could make him a valuable asset.

Although Lukaku has scored only 24 goals in the Premier League this term, his firepower could be exactly what Graham Potter’s side needs. While there are no guarantees that he will return to peak form, a different manager and approach could bring out the best in him.

From a financial perspective, retaining Lukaku could also save Chelsea from having to spend millions on another striker in the next transfer window.

 

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