Inter Milan is contemplating re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, as well as Juventus’ Paulo Dybala
According to Sky Italia (via SportsMole) (via Football London), Inter Milan might make a u-turn in their pursuit of Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku. They will seek a double deal involving the Belgian and Juventus’ Paulo Dybala, according to Football London.
Following a summer transfer to Stamford Bridge, the Belgian striker has failed to create the type of impression that was anticipated of him following his arrival in London. Lukaku has now been replaced in the starting XI by Kai Havertz. He is battling to establish himself in the squad.
This comes as a surprise given how well the former Manchester United striker performed last season with Lautaro Martinez. Thus, helping the Nerazzurri win their first Scudetto in eleven years. His achievements at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza garnered him a great deal of attention. But it all seems like a distant memory at this point in his career.
Although his difficulties at the London-based club have been well chronicled, it seems that the Nerazzurri are attempting to provide him with an exit path from the club. Lukaku just joined Chelsea in the summer of 2021, and his current contract will expire in 2026.
Dybala, on the other hand, is out of contract with Juventus at the end of the season. He has chosen not to sign a new contract with the club. He will be available for sale on a free transfer. With the expectation that Alexis Sanchez would leave Inter in the summer, a position in the attack might become available for Inter.
The Homecoming for Lukaku:
The return of Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge for the second time was going to be a rousing success. But the reception has been lukewarm at best.
The 28-year-old had a promising start to his Chelsea career. Fast forward to the present and he is trying to establish himself as a regular member of the first team. In 20 Premier League appearances so far this season, the Belgian international has had a below-average performance. Thus, scoring five goals and providing no assists.
With Kai Havertz putting in some standout performances in recent weeks, the former Everton player has fallen even farther down the Chelsea hierarchy. With all of these things taken into consideration, it is unclear where Lukaku will go from here this summer.
There is some debate as to whether it is too soon to call time on Lukaku’s stint at Stamford Bridge. The answer is yes. All of us are aware that the 28-year-old is capable of becoming one of the most lethal strikers in the game when he is at his peak. Injuries and the presence of Covid have made life difficult for the Belgian in his debut season back in the Premier League.
So, what’s next for Lukaku at Chelsea?
If Romelu Lukaku can rekindle his passion, he has the potential to be the solution to Chelsea’s well-documented striker problems. However, a few strong performances continuously might persuade Thomas Tuchel to change his mind about the Belgian’s inclusion in the automatic selection process.
The Blues have been struggling of late. They have suffered two defeats in their past two games against Brentford and Real Madrid respectively. If Chelsea are to go to the semi-finals of the Champions League, they will have to overturn Real Madrid’s 3-1 advantage from the first leg.
Perhaps the Bernebeau will be the venue where the brilliant striker makes his Chelsea mark in a blue jersey. In the unlikely event that Lukaku begins to play and manages to create the inconceivable, his whole position at Stamford Bridge will seem drastically different from how it now appears.