Lukaku labelled a ‘fool’ by pundit as Chelsea are urged to send forward to Inter Milan ‘in a cab’

Lewis Oldham
Lukaku wants to leave Chelsea

Ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has encouraged Chelsea to get rid of Romelu Lukaku this summer amid interest from Inter Milan.

Lukaku returned to Chelsea last summer from Inter Milan for a fee in the region of £97.5m.

The striker struggled last term as he only started 16 times in the Premier League. He scored eight goals in the league.

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The Belgium international has made it clear that he wants to return to Inter Milan during the summer transfer window.

The two parties are in the process of discussing a loan deal for Lukaku.

Back in December, Lukaku admitted that he was not happy at Chelsea in an interview with Sky Italia. Jordan thinks the Blues attacker has “made himself look like a fool” in recent months:

“Since that ridiculous interview he did with Sky Italia, which they held in the bank and dropped it at the best moment so they could get the maximum amount of exposure on, the player didn’t respond,” Jordan said on talkSPORT.

“He responded to the fact he made himself look like a fool, and that he needed to deal with the manager and the disappointment, but he hasn’t responded on the pitch, which is the key territory. So what are you holding on to him for?

“He doesn’t look fit, he doesn’t look interested, he doesn’t look motivated to play for Chelsea, so the only reason he’s there is for an economic transaction.

“I think they should get rid of Lukaku because he hasn’t done what he was brought in for. He’s not a young player developing, he’s not a foreign player coming over to England and learning the league.

“He’s already made his position clear, he’s already virtue signalled his way back to the Italian fans by telling them, ‘I would like to come home one day’ – well, off you go then, we’ll send you there in a cab!

“Chelsea will be looking to get as much as they can for him, but if they can get £20m as a loan fee and he still holds value on your books, that’s a decent transaction.

“And how much of his wages should Inter pay? The lot! Inter will have to agree to that, because they are getting Lukaku without any major cash flow up front. Yes, he’s supposedly on £325,000-a-week, but that’s the reality of football.

“But is he finished at Chelsea? I think so.”