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The Great Lukaku U-Turn

The Great Lukaku U-Turn

As speculations surrounding the future of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku continue to sell papers locally and internationally with some lazy-arsed journos duly taking advantage of the deafening silence coming out of Chelsea to indiscriminately smile to the bank on end, it would seem the club have had enough with an official word finally coming through from no less an authority than Jose Mourinho no.2, Steve Holland.

The assistant first-team coach has put paid to all grey areas concerning Lukaku as he insists the 21-year-old big Belgian will link up with the squad for their two-week pre-season training camp across Europe next week.

Holland said: "The plan is that he will join up with us at some stage during the second week when we are in Holland."

Asked whether he won`t be going anywhere until then, Holland replied: "That`s the situation as I understand it."

Meanwhile, the misunderstood prodigy took time to also drop a hint that his immediate future lies in SW6 when he changed his Twitter biography to say he was a Chelsea player, which previously had no mention of Chelsea Football Club therein.

So that is simply that.

And for all those pathological critics and cynics who find it impossible to log unto a Chelsea forum(sure you know who you are) without saying something unnecessarily untoward about the youngster who, for all intents and purposes, was only trying to secure his future, albeit publicly, this seems the perfect time to shut up, isn't it?!

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

Date:Sunday July 20 2014
Time: 2:01PM


If he stays, i hope he starts scoring goals for fun as he's done at Everton and WBA lest @StamforDLion roars.
20/07/2014 14:19:00
The lad only needs to learn to keep his mouth shut!
20/07/2014 14:22:00
Well i would have been surprised if he wasn't going to report back for preseason. he was suppose to stay till he decided to go loan the last time. Lets see what gives yet this time
20/07/2014 14:35:00
I will wait and see what Sept 1 this year brings. We all know how things went last year so we should not get ahead of ourselves here..the transfer window still has a long way to go.
20/07/2014 14:49:00
Regarding the last line of your article - the supporters and critics alike, have ZERO responsibility to keep quiet. Quite to the contrary - this is make or break for Lukaku. All of the onus is on him to either perform, or pack his bags. If he does well, all may well be forgiven. Of course, if he doesn't one can't complain if the "I told you so" brigade doesn't come beating down your door. That was basically the invitation with the last paragraph, wasn't it?
20/07/2014 14:58:00
We have all heard from Mourinho that we are done buying then don't we all see it that Lukaku will stay to compete with Costa and Torres since the BA is gone?
20/07/2014 15:00:00
He's a kid and should shut up (atleast he has an agent, and can afford PR managers). whatever he says, u see abit of impatience and disrespect to CFC. Anybody that blames CFC fans for bashing Lukaku is just playing self righteous and "I know better than all" syndrome, e.g @MQ. I will not tell a Mikel to shut up cus he doesn't solve his probs in the media, he(mikel) is patient and loyal. Lukaku is impatient and not loyal to the club. Even Courtois is the same. And that's plain truth. call me whatever u want... But the truth hurts so... I'm waiting.
20/07/2014 15:23:00
Thank God for small mercies and thank you Steve Holland. At least we have heard something from the club on this long drawn out soap opera.
20/07/2014 15:24:00
Read in couple of news sources that Jose has agreed to keep him at SW6 & compete with DC & FT. I think that is healthy & a step in the right direction to have a striking list of Diego Costa, Torres & Lukaku all competing for place as the number one. The lad should grab the olive branch & learn to talk less & work hard to show what he can do. The board should however use that opportunity to tie him down to a long term deal, yes why not do with Lukaku if Jose can do with Balotelli at Inter, i mean is he any worse? With that i guess the issue of 2nd striker is sorted remaining a new CM/CDM to partner Matic in the pivot having moved on Mikel or Ramires or both. KTBFFH!!!
Jerry Blues
20/07/2014 15:25:00
Lukaku is right to complain. He is an ambitious player that was forced to sit on our bench or in the stand for one whole year. It was a complete year wasted for the youngster. In his spells for both WBA and Everton he continually out scored our `superstar strikers` and there are clubs up and down the country, who would love to have him in their team and would take him seriously. He is not a Solamon Kalou who had average ability and was willing to be a regular substitute throughout his playing career, he is obviously more ambitious and feels that he can reach the very top. It is now down to Chelsea, who need to give him the chance to be our second striker along with Costa. He has earned that right, or sell him to a rival, just like we did with Sturridge and regret it for years to come. Why should he just sit around and waste his time again in the stand or on loan. What happens if Costa struggles next season, we are once again hoping that Torres can produce and we all know what is likely to happen there.
20/07/2014 15:58:00
^^LOL. This VC will not kill me with laughter and dramas. whew!
20/07/2014 15:59:00
The transfer window closes on September 1. I would suggest Josh_Mou to direct the last lines towards me and all the other so called Lukaku Haters on September 1. Lets see if he will be here. Lets see if he will stop Running his Mouth and Disrespecting Chelsea. Remember the Main Reason why all the so called Lukaku Haters have Criticized Lukaku. He needs to shut his mouth and show Respect to his Team Mates and Especially Chelsea, his Employers. I reiterate . . . he can't be our number one spearhead. He can come to the pitch from the bench. Costa is our undisputed number one striker Unless Torres, Lukaku? or some other striker dislodges him by playing better than him and all the other strikers on a regular basis. Will he be happy to sit on the bench? Can someone guarantee that he won't start Yapping again? Can someone guarantee that he won't disrespect the manager and staff like the way he refused to shake Belgium's Manager's Hand? September 1. Remember the Date.
20/07/2014 16:17:00
Blueheart9: What's the point of Disrespecting Chelsea and Yapping in Public? Someone (His Agent/Dad) ought to knock some Sense into his Big Head and tell him that he should talk to Jose in Private. What's the Point of Spilling Beans and hanging all his dirty laundry in public?
20/07/2014 16:20:00
Jose moved to Real after winning the Treble. When Jose moved to Real, Inter sold Mario Balotelli to City. I wonder why Inter sold Balotelli to City? One can argue that Inter were tired of his antics. I wonder why City sold Balotelli to AC Milan? One can argue that City were tired of his antics. How can one say with confidence that Jose wouldn't have told Inter to sell Balotelli to Inter if he had stayed in Inter after winning the Treble?
20/07/2014 16:27:00
Can you guarantee that he Won't ask for a Loan Move at the 11th hour of the Transfer Window like Last Season? Can you guarantee that he won't ask for a Permanent Move to another club?
20/07/2014 16:30:00
September 1: Remember the Date!
20/07/2014 16:30:00
Lukaku will see how good/bad he is during the pre-season with Costa and Torres beside him, and then it will be Mourinho and Lukaku himself deciding if and where he will go. The in's are in, but the out's will be decided upon during the pre-season.
20/07/2014 16:53:00
On similar note, during pre-season anything can happen, but I wouldn't be surprised too much if on the first day of the league there's certain Peter Cech between the sticks and Thibaut Courtois on the bench. It def. can be other way around too, and right now it looks as a more realistic option.
20/07/2014 16:56:00
We only have the media`s perspective of things, always trying to create disharmony and unsettle both the club and player. LUKAKU DESERVES A CHANCE AT CHELSEA, JUST LIKE STURRIDGE DID, as opposed to sticking with Torres week after week, who has not produced. Anyone in their right mind would be fed up and wonder what the hell is going on. He`s young, he`s ambitious and maybe a little naïve, but that does not mean that we should just get rid of him to strengthen a rival. The player has not been managed correctly by the club. Why have the club not said a word since the world cup and just left the player in limbo once again ? that I`m afraid is poor management of a young player.
20/07/2014 16:56:00
If lukaku is willing to fight for his place and a Chelsea fc shirt then if am all for him staying.if he is only going to cry bitch whinge and moan after 1/2 months about not playing enough then sell him. We don't need any mouthy players in this squad. Demba ba was fantastic while with us as he didn't kick up any fuss what so ever and lukaku would do well to copy that great mans lead.
20/07/2014 17:00:00
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