Romelu Lukaku calls Chelsea ‘failure’, chooses Inter Milan over former club despite being linked with transfer
ROMELU LUKAKU has described his unfortunate stint at Chelsea as a “failure” amid reports suggesting he is being targeted by his former club.
Lukaku had a breathtaking season at Inter Milan as he led the Serie A giants to their first Scudetto in 11 years with 24 goals in 36 league appearances.
The star striker’s impressive performances have sparked interest from some of Europe’s top hitters.
Among those keeping an eye on the Belgium international is Chelsea, the Blues looking for a center-forward as Timo Werner failed to convince in his debut season at Stamford Bridge.
However, the 28-year-old played down a potential return admitting he struggled in West London.
The Belgian star has also expressed his desire to stay at Inter despite their financial difficulties.
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Lukaku told HLN when asked to choose between his current employers and Les Bleus: “Inter. Inter. I won a title with Inter.
“It was also a childhood dream. In one team I was successful, in the other it was failure.”
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 and spent three years in the Blues’ books, two of which saw him be loaned out to West Brom and Everton who signed him on a permanent contract in 2014.
The former Manchester United star was frustrated with the lack of opportunities he has had in London since arriving when Andre Villas-Boas was in charge.
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Lukaku previously told Het Laatste Nieuws: “[Roberto] Di Matteo told me that I would stay with the group until after the final.
“He thought everyone should come, including those who were suspended and the few boys who weren’t on the Champions League squad.
“I am grateful to him as well. This victory is one of the things I have always dreamed of.
“You want to celebrate something like that with the team at that point. It’s good in itself at 19.
“I’m happy for the whole club, but there is a man who took a lot from me: the former coach [Villas-Boas]. I’ll never forgive him for that. “
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