Lukaku’s agent dismisses Inter rumors despite Chelsea star’s poor form

Serie A rivals Inter and AC Milan have emerged as suitors for Lukaku’s services following a spell from Thomas Tuchel’s side, but Federico Pastorello insists a move out of West London is not on his client’s mind.

“Much ado about nothing,” he told La Repubblica when asked about rumors linking the Belgian to Italy.

“He has the club and the supporters in his heart, he has never hidden it, like his love for Anderlecht where he would like to end his career.

“But we can’t think of negotiations. Chelsea are in takeover talks, we don’t know the new owners, let alone if we can open talks with Inter or AC Milan. We have to wait.”

Pastorello admitted his surprise at Lukaku’s poor form but highlighted his position as Chelsea’s top scorer with 15 goals in all competitions.

“For the cost of the transfer, nobody could have expected such a situation,” he noted.

“I’m not discussing tactical choices, but it’s obvious there was a problem. The numbers, however, have to be considered – he’s still the team’s top scorer, with less playing time compared to his teammates.

“The situation needs to be carefully assessed, now there is Champions League qualification to secure, there is the FA Cup final. Romelu is focused on that, we haven’t talked about anything else.

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