Romelu Lukaku could end up stuck at Chelsea this season as the player's options for a move elsewhere wax and wane. Lukaku is currently training with Chelsea's Under-21 squad, and it seems the player doesn't see himself as part of the Blues after all. This is also confirmed by the fact that the Belgian has not yet had any contact with coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Lukaku joined the London club in 2021 for a record fee of 100 million pounds. Now Chelsea will finally sell his card, and the club's management can accept up to 35 million pounds for his services. This is the amount that Juventus is willing to pay for the striker. The "Old Lady" is interested in the services of Lukaku, but first they must give up Dusan Vlahovic, in order to secure the necessary funds for the move.
Chelsea have also not agreed to a Lukaku-Vlahovic swap, due to the Serbian's high wages as well as his injury history. A move for Lukaku to Saudi Arabia also doesn't seem possible at this point, as Al-Hilal pulled out of the race for Lukaku following the approach of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Last month, negotiations between Inter and Lukaku to sign a permanent deal with the club broke down after Inter officials learned that the Belgian was also in talks with Juventus. Zikaltre felt betrayed by Lukaku, who according to them had given him his word that at the end of the loan period, he would try to sign a permanent contract with the club.
At this moment, Chelsea's only hope to remove Lukaku from Stamford Bridge is Juventus. If the Italians will find the right funds, within the deadline of closing the market, then in all likelihood an agreement can be reached between Chelsea and Juventus.