Chelsea have shocked the footballing world with the sacking of coach Thomas Tuchel, and the selection could have meaningful repercussions for Inter since Romelu Lukaku worked his way out of Stamford Bridge in the first place due to his tenuous relationship with the German coach.
The Belgian star has officially returned to Milan on a season-long loan with no option to buy him. Previous reports indicated that the two clubs had a noble agreement to prolong his tenure at least for another campaign in the same format.
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Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has been questioned by sky On whether Tuchel’s exclusion could affect Lukaku ahead of the Bayern Munich match.
“We don’t know what the implications of this decision could be yet. It happened. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy him for this season, then we’ll stay with him and with Chelsea. I think it’s too early to think about him staying in the past this year.”
The CEO also fished for Milan Skriniar.
“His extension is on the agenda and we consider him an important part of our squad. Obviously we will do everything we can to keep him, then it is up to him to choose, but we are optimistic.”
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This turn of events risks being a curve ball for Inter, although with the formula used this summer, the comeback was likely to somehow lengthen and become permanent. The striker has changed his mind several times, and may feel the need to try to be Chelsea’s best player again, which would have frustrated him with the German coach. Combined with Inter’s well-known financial constraints, the landscape may indeed change.