Romelu Lukaku will meet with Chelsea bosses on Monday to discuss his future following his controversial comments.
The forward rejoined the Blues for a club-record £ 97.5 million in the summer, but has caused a stir after admitting he is unhappy at the club.
The Belgian declared in a damning interview with Sky Italia that he regrets leaving the former Inter Milan team in the most public of pleas to come and take me.
Having been eliminated from Chelsea’s squad of the day by manager Thomas Tuchel ahead of Chelsea’s crucial clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Lukaku has now provided an update as the saga progresses.
According to NBC Sports, the Blues forward messaged former Everton teammate and turned expert Tim Howard to tell him that a meeting had been planned for Monday as the two sides seek to figure out their future.
US broadcasters revealed that Lukaku sent a secret text message to Howard saying, “I can’t say too much. The situation is hot. I have another meeting on Monday. After that, I can say more.”
Lukaku previously told Sky Italia: “Physically I am fine. But I am not happy with the situation in Chelsea. Tuchel has chosen to play with another system, I will not give up, I will be a professional.”
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“I think that everything that happened last summer was not supposed to happen like this, how I left Inter, how I left the club, how I communicated with the Inter fans, this bothers me because it was not the right time.”
“Now is the time to share my feelings. I have always said that I have Inter in my heart.
“I know I will return to Inter, I really hope so. I am in love with Italy, this is the right time to speak up and let people know what really happened.”
It remains to be seen how Chelsea will handle the Lukaku affair going forward, but one thing is for sure: Tuchel is not very happy.
“We don’t like him, of course,” Tuchel said in response to the forward’s public outburst. “It brings noise that we don’t need and is not useful.
“We don’t want to get more out of this than it really is. It’s easy to take lines out of context, shorten lines, make headlines and then find out later that it’s not that bad.”