Chelsea star given green light to leave the club this summer

Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to leave the club this summer, despite joining only at the start of the season.

Lukaku signed a club record £97.5m deal last summer, according to Sky Sports.

Since then, he has participated in only 12 league matches, scoring five goals. Over recent weeks, he seemed to have completely lost his place at Chelsea starting at 11, with Thomas Tuchel picking Kai Havertz up front.

to me 90 minutesTuchel is happy to sell Lukaku this summer, with Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain interested in signing the striker.

Chelsea are unlikely to get a figure close to the £97.5m they paid him, but if they can recoup some fees and invest in other areas, it may be time for him to move on.

The move clearly didn’t work out, and Chelsea may have a youngster coming out of the ranks who could battle Havertz for a ninth place.

Armando Bruga is currently on loan at Southampton and has scored more league goals than Lukaku this season. Havertz has been doing well in recent months, so the London club doesn’t have to recruit a player to start before him.

Broja, who is still only 20 years old, could come in and play a backup with Havertz and try to rival him for his position.