A day after it was confirmed that group spearheaded by US businessman Todd Boehly had succeeded Roman Abramovich as the owner of Premier League giants Chelsea, the club seem keen to correct some of the mistakes of the past regime – chief of which might be moving on from record signing Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian star arrived at Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan last summer for an eye-watering fee of just under £100 million ($126 million) but struggled to adapt to Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s style of play.
The 29-year-old did finish as Chelsea top goalscorer last season but his 15 goals in 44 appearances wasn’t considered an acceptable return for what was Chelsea’s most expensive signing in the club’s history.
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Lukaku’s season at Chelsea was also blighted by an interview he gave to Sky Italian in December during which he said that the was unhappy at the club and that he was agitating for a move back to Inter Milan.