Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku turns down offers from AC Milan and Newcastle United as he hopes a better contract will come along.
The Belgian has turned down two offers as his Chelsea future gets dimmer day by day. Lukaku has had an underwhelming return to the Premier League and could seek a way out in the upcoming transfer window.
Newcastle United and AC Milan are understood to be some of the top clubs that are very ready to offer Lukaku a way out of Chelsea. The Belgian hasn’t his the levels that were expected of him after returning to Chelsea at the start of the season.
Thomas Tuchel expected him to be a ready source of goals upfront. Lukaku was coming in from a very brilliant season with Inter Milan where he led them to the Serie A title. He has, however, managed to score only five Premier League goals so far.
He was recently unused substitute in Chelsea’s loos to Everton. Tuchel preferred to bring on Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech instead as the Blues looked for an equalizer.
He was also on the receiving end of some backlash after he did an unauthorized interview lamenting how Tuchel’s tactics didn’t suit him. He has also struggled to get back to the first-team squad regularly with Kai Havertz filling up the striker role.
Metro UK now understands that Newcastle and AC Milan have already inquired about the possibility of getting the 28-year-old to their clubs. Both clubs are expected to spend heavily this summer after getting new owners.