Chelsea news: Pundit claims Romelu Lukaku can't return amid 'big' claim
Football Insider has been told by Frank McAvennie that Romelu Lukaku can't return to Chelsea after his loan at Inter Milan expires. Pundit Frank McAvennie has denied that Romelu Lukaku can't return to Chelsea now amid 'awful' claims made by former West Ham striker Lukaku. The 29-year-old is currently on loan at Inter Milan despite completing a permanent transfer from the Italian club to Stamford Bridge in 2021. Inter have made it clear that they can't afford to loan him for another year on the same terms, and Chelsea now want to sign Leeds United star.
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Romelu Lukaku can't return to Chelsea now amid 'awful' claim - pundit
Frank McAvennie has insisted Romelu Lukaku can’t stay at Chelsea when he returns from loan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker slammed Lukaku’s “awful” attitude.
The 29-year-old is currently on loan at Inter Milan despite completing a permanent transfer from the Italian club to Stamford Bridge in 2021.
The striker has made 18 appearances for Inter so far this season and has scored five goals and provided one assist in those outings.
Last season Lukaku made 26 Premier League appearances for the Blues and netted just eight goals.
As relayed by the Daily Mail (21 March), the Belgium international is not believed to be part of Graham Potter’s plans moving forward.
Although Lukaku is keen to stay in Italy once his loan expires, Inter have made it clear that they can’t afford to loan him for another year on the same terms.
His current contract at Stamford Bridge runs until 2026.
When asked if Lukaku could join Inter permanently in the summer, McAvennie told Football Insider: “I think he will go somewhere.
“If he is not in the manager’s plans then he has got to go.
“He has made that much money in the game now. I know money should not be a motivation but unfortunately a lot of it is in today’s game.
“I do not agree with it, it would never have happened when I played. You are still playing for the jersey and the fans and for yourself no matter how much money you get. That is the big thing that you should do.
“It is awful seeing players like Lukaku not bothering.“
In other news, according to sources, Chelsea now want to sign Leeds United star.
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