Transfer: Pochettino’s decision on Lukaku’s return to Chelsea revealed
Incoming Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has made his decision on the return of Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku has spent the season on loan at Inter after falling out with former Blues manager Thomas Tuchel. He struggled with fitness issues at the start of the campaign but has found form late on.
The Belgium international has scored 13 goals and made six assists in 34 matches for Inter Milan this season and is set to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when his loan expires.
La Gazzetto dello Sport reports that Lukaku does not want to return to Chelsea and would prefer to remain with Inter Milan.
But incoming boss Pochettino, according to the report, wants Lukaku to return to the club so he can evaluate him in his squad.
Lukaku returned to Chelsea in 2021 from Inter for a then-club record €113 million. He struggled under Tuchel in the 2021–22 campaign, netting 15 goals in 44 games.