It seems that Romelu Lukaku’s days as a Chelsea player could be up.
After decent seasons on loan with West Bromwich Albion and Everton, the latest reports indicate that Jose Mourinho will part with the Belgian forward as long as he gets a replacement in this summer.
“The Portuguese is happy for Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Everton, to leave this summer - but he wants to capture at least two new strikers before sanctioning a permanent move for the Belgian,” writes Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail.
It’s an amazing decision of Mourinho believes that Lukaku can’t play a key part ion the Chelsea attack because he’s the exact sort of player the side is screaming out for, alongside a more subtle forward.
Lukaku’s game is based around pace, strength and power and someone like him would have been priceless last night as the Blues went down 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League tie against PSG.
Daniel Sturridge has left board members with egg on their faces after they allowed the forward to leave the January before the last, which turned out to be a terrible decision on the part of the Spaniard and the club.
There are similarities between the former forward and the on loan one in terms of their relationship with Chelsea.
Sturridge was never given the chance to prove he could lead the Chelsea attack and for all of Lukaku’s desire and intent on making an impact on West London, should he get axed, he will also be deprived of that chance.
That will create a feeling of determination which the Belgian striker could use to prove Chelsea wrong if he leaves for a rival on a permanent deal this summer.
Lukaku’s a popular guy in West London with Chelsea fans because he speaks his mind, plays with a lot of heart and has always claimed he wants to do well with the Blues.
What he can’t do anything about is Chelsea’s transfer intentions and if Mourinho really does want two centre forwards then the writing is well and truly on the wall.