Tottenham Hotspur may decide to make a move for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer if Antonio Conte is still in charge in North London, according to CalcioMercatoWeb.
Lukaku has had a pretty tumultuous career of late, having bounced back and forth between Chelsea and Inter Milan over the last few years.
The Belgian international joined the Italian side from Manchester United back in 2019, before re-signing for Chelsea in 2021 for a reported fee of £97.5 million (Sky Sports).
Things did not work out for Lukaku in his second spell in West London, and the powerful striker was ultimately sent back to Inter Milan on loan during the summer.
The 29-year-old has two goals in nine appearances for the Serie A side this season (Transfermarkt), with his campaign impacted by fitness issues.
Suffice to say, that is not quite the level of attacking returns that will have Inter scrambling to make Lukaku’s stay permanent. Therefore, there are decisions to make in the summer for both the player and his parent club, Chelsea.
It is thought that any chance of Lukaku staying with Chelsea next season are ‘completely excluded considering the way in which he left’ the club according to CMW, and the report claims Blues fans don’t want to see him at Stamford Bridge again.
There is speculation that a shocking return to the Premier League could still happen, however, with both Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur thought to be admirers.
However, any plans for Lukaku coming to Spurs rest hugely on the premise that Conte is still at the helm in N17 beyond the end of the season.
Spurs Web Opinion
I would not want to see us making a move for Romelu Lukaku. His time with Chelsea proved he does not have the right attitude to succeed in the Premier League, and his goalscoring form over the last few years suggests he is past his best. We can do far better than this, and for less money probably, too.
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