Chelsea could have a solution should Maurizio Sarri decide to shake-up his attacking personnel at Chelsea, with former Blues midfielder Craig Burley suggesting that Romelu Lukaku could face an exit from Man Utd – should Jose Mourinho depart.
The Express carry quotes, which have gained a lot of traction in the Lukaku rumour, from ESPN’s reporter Craig Burley – elaborating on what a future without former Blues boss Jose Mourinho could look like for the Belgian striker;
“He’s one of a number of United players that, once Mourinho goes, will have to be outed by the new regime. Whether that be a sporting director or a new manager.”
“He’s a good player but, watching him lately, he’s not making the right runs.”
“I wouldn’t call him a clever striker – he’s big and powerful and gets his ratio of goals. But it’s against the weaker teams.”
“If Lukaku is not cutting it then Mourinho will have to get him out of the team.”
Interestingly the comments come as Chelsea are set to host Manchester United in the next Premier League fixture on October 20th, after their international break. With just four goals this season for United, the Belgian’s form has come into question ahead of a return to Stamford Bridge.
Another subplot developing is that Chelsea are said to be the favourites to sign Romelu Lukaku, according to the Express, with bookmakers tipping the striker to return to west London should he depart Old Trafford.
Lukaku made 15 appearances for Chelsea before heading out to Everton and subsequently Manchester United – never scoring a goal for the Blues, but was used sparingly as a substitute.