Romelu Lukaku has revealed he will urge former strike partner Lautaro Martinez to snatch a potential interest from Chelsea.
Since Belgium would like to team up again with Argentina at Inter Milan.
Lukaku, 28, has given a scathing interview to Sky Sport Italia – criticizing Thomas Tuchel’s strategy and admitting he is not happy at Stamford Bridge.
The £97.5m Summer signing misses out on playing alongside Martinez – but doesn’t want him to follow him at Chelsea.
He said: “I miss Lautaro Martínez, I could have died for him on the pitch as I met him from day one.
“Lautaro Martinez coming here at Chelsea with me in the future?
“No… Lutaro, you can stay in Milan, I’ll be back there (laughs).”
Martinez was linked with a move to Spurs in the summer.
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But he did not follow Lukaku into the Premier League, opting instead to extend his contract with Inter.
The striker has admitted that Chelsea was his fallback option when he felt he had to leave Inter.
He added: “There are three teams at the top level: Barcelona, Real, Bayern.
“Every player dreams of him, it’s true. I thought I was going to go to one of those clubs after Inter.
“It didn’t happen and I said: There’s only one club where I can imagine myself, that’s Chelsea.”
In that case I would have been 100 percent at Inter last summer! no need to discuss that
Asked if he would have stayed at Inter and if he was offered a new contract, he rebuked the Blues, he replied: “Yes.”
He then added: “In that case I would have been 100 percent at Inter last summer! There’s no need to discuss that.
“Then Conte went, then (Achraf) Hakimi, the club was rumored to be in trouble…”
Asked if he is still with Inter’s progress, he said: “Always. I always watch Inter games, always, always, always, always.
“I see them all, when Inter touches you it’s something different.”
Lukaku then reiterated his wish to stay at Inter over the summer, admitting: “If last summer had been offered a new contract from Inter as I would have wanted… we would no longer be doing this interview here from London.” but quieter than Milano.”
Chelsea fans can console themselves with the fact that they preferred to move Stamford Bridge over Manchester City.
He revealed: “In the summer of 2020 I turned down an offer from Manchester City. It was a higher offer than Chelsea.
yes i don’t like it at all because it brings noise we don’t need and it is not helpful
“I refused because I could not leave Inter after just a year – this is the club that saved my career when I was feeling bad at Manchester United.”
Chelsea boss Tuchel has been left deeply unhappy with Lukaku’s comments.
He said: “Yeah, I don’t like it at all because it brings in noise that we don’t need and it’s not helpful.
“But on the other hand we don’t want to make it higher than it really is.
“You know very well how to take lines out of context, it’s all too easy to shorten lines, make headlines, and realize later that it’s not that bad and probably not meant to be.
“But let’s be honest, we don’t like it, I don’t like it, because it’s noise we don’t need. We need a quiet environment and focus and it doesn’t help.”
Asked if he had discussed matters with Lukaku, Tuchel said: “Not at all, I don’t make him feel sad. I feel the exact opposite.
“If you’d asked me tomorrow morning I’d say I get the exact opposite, so it’s surprising, but I’m the wrong person to ask.”
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