Five clubs who could try to sign Lukaku from Chelsea including Tottenham and Dortmund as he is set for showdown talks

ROMELU LUKAKU'S Chelsea career is hanging in the balance with crunch talks taking place today between the striker and boss Thomas Tuchel.

The Belgium international was dropped for Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday after his explosive comments in an interview with Sky Italia last week.

His teammates are thought to have been unimpressed with his outburst and he now has little backing at the club – which does not bode well for the Belgian.

Despite Tuchel claiming there is still a way back for Lukaku at Stamford Bridge, he admitted was furious with the 'noise it caused', which could spell the end.

If Chelsea decide to part ways with their record signing in January, the obvious course of action for the 28-year-old hitman would be a return to Inter.

But the reason he was sold in the first place was to help resolve the club's desperate financial situation, effectively ruling out a move back to the San Siro.

With Inter unable to splash the cash necessary to bring Lukaku back, there are just five other possible destinations for the wantaway striker.


Lukaku has a strong relationship with former Inter boss Antonio Conte, having worked together in Milan for two years before both returning to England.

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After helping Inter win back the Scudetto for the first time in 11 years last season, the two have an excellent bond and could seek a reunion at Tottenham.

Lukaku already lives in London, has a great deal of Premier League experience and would surely relish the chance to play for his former boss again.

As much as the move might infuriate Chelsea fans, the prospect of seeing Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku play together would delight Spurs supporters.


With Norwegian prodigy Erling Haaland destined for a move away from Signal Iduna Park in the summer, the German club will need a big name new striker.

Lukaku has never played in the Bundesliga and would no doubt enjoy playing alongside international teammates Thorgan Hazard and Axel Witsel.

The German club boast an impressive roster of young talent including Jude Bellingham and Giovanni Reyna.

And Lukaku would no doubt thrive as both a key player and senior figure under new boss Marco Rose.


Barcelona have made no secret of their intention to sign Erling Haaland next summer, but they'll face stiff competition from Europe's other top clubs.

Should Haaland elect to go to LaLiga rivals Real Madrid or even to the Premier League, the Catalan club will need a marquee signing to keep the fans happy.

Lukaku also revealed that he had expected to move to either Barca, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid after leaving Inter in his recent Sky Italia interview.

He said: “There are three teams at the top level – Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. All the players dream of them – that's the truth."

And with Madrid setting their sights on Mbappe and Bayern refusing to break their wage structure, Barca would be the only realistic destination of the three.


Ultra-rich Newcastle have signalled their intention to sign world-class players to transform their fortunes from relegation battlers into title contenders.

And with Lukaku seemingly keen to quit Stamford Bridge, he could be tempted with a move to the North-East if the right offer was put on the table.

The Toon are yet to make a marquee signing since completing their £300m Saudi-led takeover last year and signing Lukaku would be a statement of intent.

Lukaku has proven Premier League pedigree and would undoubtedly score plenty of goals in black and white to help steer them away from trouble.


PSG are fighting a losing battle in trying to keeping Kylian Mbappe at the Parc des Princes and also face losing Mauro Icardi to Juventus in the summer.

The Parisians are not short of cash and the prospect of playing in an attack alongside both Lionel Messi and Neymar would be tempting for any player.

At the age of 28, Lukaku will be keen to get his hands on trophies sooner rather than later and PSG is certainly a club that can promise short-term silverware.

With the French club in need of an out and out striker in the summer and Lukaku demanding huge wages, PSG could be his best option.

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