Chelsea Boss Pochettino Fires Message To Exiled Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea Boss Pochettino Fires Message To Exiled Romelu Lukaku

Fred Kennedy
updated at August 24, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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  • Chelsea are keen to offload Romelu Lukaku during the ongoing summer transfer window
  • Lukaku has been linked with a return to Italy, with Juve and Inter among the teams keen on signing him
  • The Belgian has yet to hold any discussions with Mauricio Pochettino since his return

Mauricio Pochettino has all but hinted there is no chance Romelu Lukaku will find his way back into the Chelsea squad.

Lukaku is staring at an uncertain future with the Blues, with the club said to be working on modalities to offload the Belgian this summer.

Romelu Lukaku reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolves at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Craig Mercer.
Romelu Lukaku reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolves at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Craig Mercer.
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According to Metro UK, the former Manchester United forward is currently training with Chelsea's U21s and is yet to hold any conversation with Pochettino since his return from Inter Milan.

The publication adds that Chelsea have been desperately trying to sell Lukaku but have been unable to strike a deal with any potential suitor.

Goal reports that the Belgium international had an offer to move to Saudi Arabia during the initial stages of the transfer window but turned down the transfer.

Pochettino comments about Lukaku's future

Pochettino has now broken silence regarding Lukaku's situation at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea boss confirmed that he is yet to hold a conversation with the striker, hinting that the west London club are still keen to offload him.

"Don’t be sorry, you need to ask. No [I have still not spoken to him] as the situation has not changed," Pochettino said when asked about Lukaku's situation.

"If the player and the club wish to find a solution, it’s not me, it’s them that need to talk. They can then inform me if there is a change," he added.

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