The relationship between Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and striker Romelu Lukaku is understood to be at its lowest and that has paved the way for the Belgian to sound out a move back to his old club.
That’s according to a recent report from Gazetta dello Sport, who claims Lukaku is unhappy in London and is desperate to secure a move back to Inter Milan.
The towering striker, who left the Blues in 2014, shocked fans last summer after agreeing to return to the club in a deal worth a whopping £101m.
However, after struggling to bring with him his title-winning form that saw him net 64 goals in just 95 appearances for Inter Milan, Lukaku now finds himself well out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international hasn’t helped himself though.
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Going on record to reaffirm his love for the Nerazzurri, Lukaku, who spoke with Sky Sports Italia last year (as quoted by GiveMeSport), said: “I think everything that happened last summer was not supposed to happen like this… how I left Inter, the way I left the club, how I communicated with Inter fans – this bothers me because it was not the right time.
“Now it’s the right time to share my feelings. I have always said that I have Inter in my heart: I know I will return to Inter, I really hope so. I am in love with Italy, this is right moment to talk and let people know what really happened.
“I really hope from bottom of my heart to return to Inter not at the end of my career, but when I’m still at top level to win more together.
“I want to apologise to the Inter fans, the timing of my words was wrong: what you did for me will remain forever.”
Romelu Lukaku has been in dire form since rejoining Chelsea last summer.
Following his bizarre decision to publically state his desire to one day return to the…