Romelu Lukaku’s dismal run has reached a new low as the erratic striker missed an open goal from six yards in a defeat by Inter Milan.. after Chelsea boss Graham Potter hinted he could pull £97.5m into the squad next season
- The 29-year-old striker drew again in the Serie A clash at the San Siro
- Lukaku failed to tap in a cross from six yards in the second half on Saturday
- The miss proved costly as Bonaventura took home a 1-0 win for Fiorentina
Romelu Lukaku’s disappointing season hit a new low after the striker missed an open goal in Inter Milan’s 1-0 defeat by Fiorentina.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter had hinted the forward could be called up when his season-long loan in Serie A ends in the summer.
But the Blues boss may have other ideas after the Belgium striker, 29, drew another blank in Saturday’s clash at the San Siro.
Lukaku failed to tap in a cross from six yards out in the second half.
The defeat proved costly as Giacomo Bonaventura headed home from close range to seal a memorable win for Fiorentina.
Romelu Lukaku failed to tap in a cross from six yards as Inter slipped to defeat
Lukaku faces an uncertain future amid reports in Italy that he does not want to return for a third stint at Stanford Bridge.
But Potter revealed that Lukaku is a player he “likes a lot” and has opened up the possibility of him being called up to Chelsea next season.
Speaking ahead of a home game against Aston Villa, Potter admitted he could benefit from a former club record £100m signing.
He said: Although he is our player, he is on loan and an Inter Milan player. I think it’s important to finish it. Then we have a decision to make in the summer.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter hinted that the striker could be called up to the squad next season
“He’s someone I admire a lot, I love him a lot but again it’s something to think about over the summer.”
Inter are said to have paid a loan fee of around £7m for his services.
However, he scored only three goals in 16 league matches.
He scored 64 goals from 95 matches during his previous two-year spell at the San Siro.
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