CHELSEA manager, Thomas Tuchel will be looking for massive signings during the summer transfer window as more players planned summer exit.
According to Goal, Chelsea attacker Romelu Lukaku is considering his options ahead of the summer transfer season due to a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.
This season, the 28-year-old made just 13 Premier League starts, significantly fewer than everyone expected when he signed a club-record deal in the summer.
He now largely serves as a backup, having only started once in the last month.
Instead, Thomas Tuchel’s favored option in the number nine position is Kai Havertz.
Despite Havertz’s six-game goalless streak, Lukaku has battled to even crack the starting lineup in recent games, illustrating his current status at Chelsea.
Lukaku is reportedly unhappy with his lack of playing time under Tuchel and is contemplating other options this summer, according to Goal.
His favorite option is to stay at Chelsea and have a good period there, but he “ultimately wants the coaching staff’s support to allow him to thrive.”
However, if Tuchel remains in charge, the last bit may be difficult.
The former PSG manager appears to have a strong vision of the type of game he wants his Chelsea squad to play, and it is not a counter-attacking style that Lukaku enjoys.
While a summer exit sounds reasonable, it would be difficult for all parties.
Chelsea would likely only get a fraction of what they paid for Lukaku, and he would struggle to find a contract as lucrative as his present one.
On the other hand, paying the Belgium international a rumored weekly wage of £325,000 for a reserve striker does not make sense for Chelsea.