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Romelu Lukaku Negotiating a U-Turn?

Romelu Lukaku Negotiating a U-Turn?

Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku obviously loves the media and I guess the love affair is mutual, as he is the one subject sure to generate as many column inches as possible on a fairly consistent basis.

Recently reports in the Spanish press suggested La Liga champions Atletico Madrid were in advanced talks with Chelsea to sign the 21 year-old Belgian striker on a season-long loan deal as replacement for the West London-bound Diego Costa, but this morning International Business Times, IBTimes, are up with quotes that the admirably overconfident striker is not focusing on securing a move to Los Rojiblancos despite suggestions he is being used as a bargaining chip in our efforts to secure deals for Diego Costa and left back, Filipe Luis.

IBTimes are of the opinion that although a move to the Vicente Calderon would be beneficial to all three parties, Lukaku, who believes he is now a 'complete striker' after his impressive spell with Everton, thinks he could still stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place despite previously suggesting Costa's arrival would force him out of the club.

"I only know one thing and that is that, in my opinion,
Chelsea are still the biggest club in England and they have a very, very good manager," Lukaku was recently quoted as saying.

"I have a contract with Chelsea after this summer and
I am not focusing on any move to Atletico.

"Let me say that I am now the complete striker. I never
thought I was a target man, a number nine who could
play with his back to the goal. I always wanted to run at
defenders. That is still a great quality, but now I can do
both. I love playing as a real striker in the box now," he concluded.

So there you have it, your daily Lukaku waffles delivered.
But would you rather have him back here as Costa's understudy - possibly in lieu of one Fernando Torres and/or Demba Ba - or perhaps you reckon his mooted volte-face could see some of our impending deals with our friends in Madrid fall through?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday June 11 2014
Time: 1:09PM


The foolish One ... back tracks again on his comments.. I wonder when he will grow up and realize you don't shoot your mouth to the press and any given opportunity. I am sure there will be a repeat of this shenanigans again as soon as he scores one or two WC goals. What irritates me is when people excuse such unprofessional behaviour as youthful exuberance. there are several players who have handled the press with better wisdom at 17 -18 years yet we keep regarding a 21 year old guy as a kid.. just to excuse his idiocy.
11/06/2014 14:09:00
I love how the trolls always assume had he stayed Jose would not have given a chance. Do you trolls really want him as our only main striker and say other 1 and 2 at a way lower skill set than Lukaku. Chelsea is a big team, buying Costa or another world class striker is not anything to do with not giving this kid a chance. Or maybe he should be our ONLY striker.
11/06/2014 14:28:00
Dwonder: In the eyes of some people, he can do No Wrong and will forever be Blameless. I was really excited when he joined Chelsea. I was impressed when I saw the video of his visit to the Bridge with his school mates. When he said that he hoped Everton would do better than Chelsea, I started getting annoyed and turned off by this kid. Hope he gets sold TBH.
11/06/2014 14:35:00
HGH is back.. And about Lukaku, he really need to shut up and learn some humility. He is now "the complete striker"? Ffs he was 9th top goalscorer last season. If he is the complete striker what can we call Suarez? Please just shut up and be more humble kid.
11/06/2014 15:13:00
Im tired of this kid..
11/06/2014 15:14:00
i'm starting 2 tink d media r jst making up stories abt dis kid des days,i dnt tink he is as bad as he is being portrayed. He sud stay as an understudy 2 costa,he is stil d kraken
11/06/2014 15:17:00
(Carloss86: HGH is back) I think so.
11/06/2014 15:20:00
(He won't be sold SDL, best believe that.) Mata, who was Chelsea's player of the year two years in a row and contributed to Chelsea's success was sold to United for a Profit. Have you forgotten Jose's response to Mata after he demonstrated his disgust at being substituted? Players who annoy Jose Usually end up being moved. Have you forgotten KDB? What makes you think that Lukaku won't be sold? (How about you and your ilk beat it and cut the kid some slack, seeing as he only just left teenage huh?) I have been under the Impression that an individual between the ages of "13-18" can be Classified as a TEENAGER! 21-year-old Lukaku is a Grown A** Man who can legally buy drinks in a liquor store and guns in America.
11/06/2014 15:32:00
What's the point of keeping a Disruptive Personality in the squad?
11/06/2014 15:39:00
(You know kids, heck, even some delusional adults(insert an Eto'o or Odimwingie name here) always think the grass is greener elsewhere until reality slams 'em bang straight in the face. Maybe Lukaku has met his reality?) Wow! Lukaku really seems to be coming IN and OUT of "Reality" lately. Just a week or so ago, he was commenting that Chelsea is the best team in England and so on. Then he was saying that he will seek a move away from Chelsea. Now he is saying that Chelsea is still the best team in England and he is a Complete Player.
11/06/2014 15:51:00
(You know kids, heck, even some delusional adults(insert an Eto'o or Odimwingie name here) Don't you think Lukaku is DELUDED? A Complete Player … Automatic First Striker for Chelsea. Deluded Lukaku.
11/06/2014 15:54:00
2 years ago, he was 19 years old. 19 year old can't be classified as a teenager.
11/06/2014 15:55:00
I mentioned Liquor and Guns to show that in the Real World, a 21-year-old man is a MAN and not a Youngster. When is Lukaku going to grow up and act is a mature/responsible manner?
11/06/2014 15:58:00
Why are you trying to bring ETO as a Bench Mark/Reference Point/Figure to Look up to and Compare?
11/06/2014 16:14:00
(Lukaku is still growing up, in my opinion, of course; he just cut his childhood afro locks e.g... and it behooves 'adults' without ulterior motives like you to correct and support him.) Are you trying to imply that he grew up a bit when he cut his Dreads?
11/06/2014 16:17:00
(Help Him Grow With Us?) I am not a part of his Inner Circle. I am not his AGENT or his Influential Father. How can I help him to Grow Up and be Responsible?
11/06/2014 16:28:00
If Dortmund, A. Madrid are trying to get him then sell him to them I say for a PROFIT or Player Exchange/Cash Deal. Why do business with Spurs? Haven't forgotten how Levy stopped Modric from coming to Chelsea. No business deals with Arsenal as well. Doubt Wenger will offer Good Money.
11/06/2014 16:32:00
Lukaku + Cash for KOKE
11/06/2014 16:32:00
Ok. So a 19 year old guy is still a Teenager. But a 21 year old is a MAN. In America, an 18 year old offender and a criminal is TRIED as an ADULT. Stop trying to portray Lukaku as a youngster. He is a Grown A** Man who needs to stop Yapping and Act in a Responsible way especially towards Chelsea … his Employers. In the Real World, Employees Don't Cross the Line and DISRESPECT their EMPLOYERS.
11/06/2014 16:40:00
Lukaku has to play. The bench will do him no good. He has to be on the pitch every week for a full 90 minutes if possible. That's the only way he'll improve.
11/06/2014 16:44:00
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