Will Boehly block Tuchel’s attempt to loan out Lukaku?

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel with striker Romelu Lukaku (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel with striker Romelu Lukaku (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images) /

The main Chelsea transfer news at present is that there is no real news. Therefore some of the more talkative and emotional Blues supporters are letting their negative feelings be known on social media. This unhappiness concerns a lack of activity from the senior side so far this summer, despite the market only opening just over a week ago. On Friday, Pride of London attempted to reassure followers and readers that the West London team are in great hands with the new ownership spearheaded by Todd Boehly.

Additionally, the track record of the American businessman at the helm of LA Dodgers indicates prosperity for CFC. That sentiment can be applied both on and off the pitch, with regard to success. Furthermore, Boehly oversaw a spending spree with the famous baseball outfit which saw them surpass the previously biggest spenders on the scene, the New York Yankees. Star players came and went in a way that suited the Dodgers. They were often triumphant, along with definitely challenging consistently. While nothing is proven on Fulham Road yet, chances are Boehly is more likely to succeed at Stamford Bridge as opposed to failing. The right transfers will transpire, be patient.

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Will Thomas Tuchel’s attempt to loan Romelu Lukaku be blocked?

We shall now look at the evidence, via specific articles, to assess whether Romelu Lukaku’s loan transfer back to Inter Milan could perhaps be thwarted. This theory is currently being purported in media, and surrounds Boehly’s indecision over the proposal for the Belgian international’s immediate future.

Essentially the Chels’ chairman is apparently “unconvinced” that loaning the player is the most suitable option. Not to mention that Lukaku was the top scorer last season, and is contracted until 2026.

The revelation, which emerged via The Athletic, is more than feasible. Though the assertion does feel realistic, this does not by any means point to indecisiveness from Boehly. Clearly the core value is ‘what’s best for CFC’.

As previously mentioned, commerce handled by the front man of the consortium leading Chelsea was fruitful in Los Angeles. With regard to trading or transfers, profit from revenue was reinvested into new signings and a far increased payroll.

Indeed, the optimism around the new administration appears justifiable. In fact, Boehly is even said to have built a rapport with the potentially exiting attacker. Maybe this is reason, coupled with the affection the player supposedly has for Chelsea, why there is a reluctance to allow the 29-year-old to leave.

Selling could be permanent – irrespective of this being Lukaku’s second stint with the Blues – whereas a temporary switch leaves the door significantly open. Not that I recommend the loan, to Italy or elsewhere: severing all ties is the wisest outcome for all involved. Even when considering a loss regarding a fee – before valuations lower further.

The main problem is Lukaku being unsuited to Thomas Tuchel’s system. Alongside talk of a tense relationship between boss and player. The target man ultimately felt he wasted energy by applying pressure to opposition defences and defensive midfielders. On the contrary, the Belgian believes his concentration would be better suited to locating himself appropriately to apply finishes.

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Meanwhile, talks continue between the clubs, with a deal predicted by July. Inter are thought to have conceded to paying for Lukaku’s wages in full. It is unlikely that the new chair would try to force an alliance uniting the two.