Chelsea’s agreement with Lukaku revealed as EPL club lurk

Inter Milan's Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
Inter Milan's Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images) /

A reported agreement between Chelsea and wantaway striker with Romelu Lukaku has been revealed as a Premier League club seek to sign the Belgium international. He is surely going, but could the massively expensive yet out of favour player feature against the Blues domestically in 2023/24? Let’s see what’s said and what the sources are like.

First of all, I want to discuss Sunday’s Chelsea match. I know you probably don’t want to dwell on the game, though there were still a few positives and a huge surprise in east London for CFC. For example, Carney Chukwuemeka showed that he has EPL quality. But one element or player in particular caught my attention: Raheem Sterling. He shocked me; I have been one of his biggest critics – regarding footballing matters – over the years. I just never saw what others did and felt he was one of the most overrated of EPL stars around. Truly.

However, Mauricio Pochettino found a way to get further productivity out of the England National Team representative, as did Pep Guardiola. Although, I believe Guardiola did this with minimal actual involvement of the athlete on the ball: Sterling generally played basic one-twos and got on the end of cutbacks for easy finishes. He remained typically effective whilst with the Citizens. Whereas Pochettino appears to have achieved the unfathomable by unlocking the stylish and cunning playmaker in the winger, something we seldom see. Only as a very young professional at Liverpool was he so electrifying. Keep your eye on the hugely experienced 28-year-old this season, he may be key for the west Londoners.

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Over the weekend, the papers linked the Blues’ capital rivals Tottenham Hotspur to current CFC outcast Lukaku. Many readers will have raised an eyebrow at the claim. Nevertheless, the story seems to be gathering pace. Meanwhile Chels’ have a pact with the forward to sever ties.