Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta hints Romelu Lukaku could return to Chelsea

Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta hints Romelu Lukaku could return to Chelsea

Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta hints Romelu Lukaku could return to Chelsea

Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta hints Romelu Lukaku could return to Chelsea after Thomas Tuchel’s sacking

  • Romelu Lukaku returns to Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2022-2023 campaign
  • Inter Milan director Giuseppe Marotta hinted at a possible return next season
  • This comes after Thomas Tuchel was sacked as the Chelsea boss by Todd Boehly
  • Marotta has said Inter will hold talks with Chelsea at the end of the season
  • He said the new Chelsea manager may want Lukaku to return to Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel’s departure from Chelsea will allow Romelu Lukaku to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2022-2023 season.

The Belgian striker signed for Serie A giants Inter Milan on loan just a year after leaving them for Chelsea on a deal worth a staggering £97.5million.

However, Inter director Giuseppe Marotta has said talks with Chelsea will take place at the end of the season, as the new Blues boss may want Lukaku to return to the club.

Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta hints Romelu Lukaku could return to Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s departure from Chelsea could allow Romelu Lukaku to return to the club

Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Marotta said: “It’s fresh news. I don’t know what the effects of the change of coach will be [for Lukaku’s future].

“We want to get the best performance out of Lukaku and at the end of the season we will sit down to talk to Chelsea about him. l

He added: “I don’t know if a change of coach means his return is automatic, it’s hard to predict today.”

Lukaku sealed a dramatic return to Inter earlier this summer, delivering one goal and one assist in three games so far this season, with Inzaghi’s men eighth in the standings.

Owner Todd Boehly fired Thomas Tuchel after defeat in Champions League

Owner Todd Boehly fired Thomas Tuchel after defeat in Champions League

Inter director Giuseppe Marotta has said the change in management could change Lukaku's future plans and said they will talk to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Inter director Giuseppe Marotta has said the change in management could change Lukaku’s future plans and said they will talk to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Lukaku’s return to Inter this summer on loan came after an unexpectedly poor return to former club Chelsea, where he scored just 13 goals in 42 games across all competitions, after arriving for a club record £97.5million in August 2021.

Despite scoring three in his first four games. Lukaku then remained goalless in the Premier League until December, where he scored in consecutive games for another bare patch that lasted until May.

Lukaku was also in Tuchel’s bad books after criticizing the Chelsea boss and… suggested he wanted to return to Inter Milan at the end of December in a great Sky Italia interview.

Lukaku sparked controversy by suggesting he would leave Chelsea to return to his old club. He said: ‘I don’t think so’ [his departure] should have happened the way it happened.

Lukaku struggled for form as he returned to Stamford Bridge and fell out of favor under German manager Tuchel

Lukaku struggled for form as he returned to Stamford Bridge and fell out of favor under German manager Tuchel

As a result, he signed for Serie A giants Inter Milan on loan just a year after leaving them for Chelsea on a whopping £97.5m deal (Lukaku pictured in 2019)

As a result, he signed for Serie A giants Inter Milan on loan just a year after leaving them for Chelsea on a whopping £97.5m deal (Lukaku pictured in 2019)

“The way I left Inter and the way I communicated with the Inter fans. It annoys me because now isn’t the right time, but it wasn’t the right time when I left either.

“I have always said that I love Inter and that I will play for them again. I really hope so. I fell in love with Italy. Now is the right time to talk about it and tell people what really happened without saying anything bad about anyone, because that’s not who I am.

“I want to apologize to the Inter fans because I don’t think I should have left Inter the way I did. I should have talked to you first, especially after everything you’ve done for me, for my family, my mother, my son. I’ll never forget.

“I hope from the bottom of my heart to return to Inter and not at the end of my career, but if I am still at a good enough level to win more trophies.”

As a result, Chelsea made the decision to send Lukaku back to his former club on loan during the summer transfer window.

However, the 29-year-old striker – who will be at Stamford Bridge for another four years – could return to the club after Tuchel’s resignation.

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