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Romelu Lukaku launches bid to force Chelsea exit


 

Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku is ready to do whatever it takes to secure a departure from the club this summer, according to reports.

The name of Belgian international Lukaku, of course, took its place centre stage in the headlines at Stamford Bridge across the 2021/22 campaign.

Unfortunately for the 29-year-old himself, however, this came for all the wrong reasons.

After sealing a club-record return to Chelsea on the back of a scintillating campaign in Italy with Inter Milan, Lukaku was tasked with arresting the Blues' long-time woes up top, to lead the club's intended charge back towards the very top of the English game.

But such efforts on the part of 'Big Rom', ultimately, came up short in spectacular fashion.

All told, Lukaku racked up just eight goals, across appearances in 26 of Chelsea's 38 Premier League fixtures. Not only that, but, at one point in the campaign, the Belgian drew the ire of the Pensioners faithful owing to some altogether questionable comments regarding Inter Milan, culminating in his temporary exclusion from Thomas Tuchel's matchday setup.

Suffice to say, Lukaku's dream Chelsea return has not gone exactly according to plan thus far...

And, if the latest word stemming from the media on Friday is anything to go by, then the hitman himself does not appear overly pushed on the prospect of making use of next season to turn things around in the English capital.

Instead, as per a report from The Telegraph, Lukaku is understood to have kicked into gear attempts to force his way out of Chelsea.

This comes with the ex-Manchester United man desperate to secure a return to Serie A with Inter Milan.

Senior sources at both clubs are said to be convinced of his desire to leave Stamford Bridge behind once more, opening the door to a potential cut-price Nerazzurri swoop.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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