Romelu Lukaku secures lifeline after annoying Chelsea owner Todd Boehly

July 26th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

There are reports claiming Chelsea outcast Romelu Lukaku has been handed a lifeline in his football career after Inter Milan pulled out of move for the Belgian striker.

A story from Corriere dello Sport claimed that PSG are looking at the Belgian, amid doubts over the future of Kylian Mbappe.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea are losing patience with Romelu Lukaku, who is unwilling to move to Saudi Arabia and keeps waiting for a new European club.

Al-Hilal have raised their offer for the 30-year-old to €50m per season. The Saudi Pro League side have proposed the same fee for Chelsea, higher than Juventus‘ €40m bid.

Lukaku is currently training at Cobham and hasn’t joined the rest of the Chelsea squad in the USA for their pre-season tour.

Tuttosport reported last week that Lukaku’s lawyer Sebastien Ledure would accept Al-Hilal’s offer, but the striker wants to keep playing in Europe.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Juventus are ready to make an offer for Lukaku regardless of Dusan Vlahovic’s sale. The Rome-based paper claims Lukaku has already agreed personal terms with the Old Lady.

The 30-year-old has dominated the headlines in recent days after it became clear that Inter had decided not to continue pushing for him this summer, unhappy with his secret negotiations with Juventus.

Lukaku is not part of the project at Chelsea, leaving him in a state of limbo. Interest is still alive in Saudi Arabia but the 30-year-old doesn’t want to leave Europe yet, leaving him to rely on Juventus.

Director Cristiano Giuntoli is now hard at work, trying to understand how to agree a deal with Chelsea as soon as possible. The hope is to sign him quickly so he can join the pre-season tour in the United States.

Lukaku has already agreed to sign a three-year contract with Juventus, worth around €9m net per season.

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