Romelu Lukaku has sensationally opened the door to an Inter Milan return – only six months after leaving them to join Chelsea, saying his move to Stamford Bridge has been a mistake and that he wants to return to Inter while still in his prime.
The Belgian striker, 28, left the Italian side after helping them to Serie A glory last season for the Blues.
But despite an explosive start to life back at Stamford Bridge, the striker has now admitted that he is ‘not happy with the situation at Chelsea’ as he blasted Thomas Tuchel’s tactics in an explosive interview.
Lukaku has scored five goals in eight Premier League starts for the Blues this term.
That includes a strike against Brighton last night as his team were held to a 1-1 draw to lose ground in the title race to Man City.
But Lukaku’s impact has been limited by injuries and coronavirus over recent months.
And Chelsea boss Tuchel has frequently left him out of the starting XI even when he has been fit on several occasions.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italy, Lukaku said: “Physically I am fine. But I’m NOT happy with the situation at Chelsea.
“Tuchel has chosen to play with another system – I won’t give up, I’ll be professional. I am not happy with the situation but I am professional – and I can’t give up now.
“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 the 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”.