Lukaku’s shenanigans are giving all the teams involved a headache.
Italian media outlet Calciomercato reported on Oct. 10 (KST) that ‘Lukaku, a former Inter Milan striker born in 1993, has repeatedly told Saudi Arabia that he wants to stay in Italy for now. Al-Hilal hierarchy said they were ‘surprised by Lukaku’s persistence in rejecting the offer.’
Lukaku is the hottest player in this summer’s transfer market. He went on loan to Inter Milan last season and wanted to make a full move rather than return to Chelsea (England). Chelsea were keen to move on quickly as their relationship with Lukaku was not going well. The Saudi Pro League made an offer for Lukaku, but he rejected it because he wanted to challenge himself in Europe.
With Inter Milan seemingly locked in, Lukaku made a shocking move. At the same time that he was negotiating with Inter, he was also in contact with Juventus (Italy). This was a huge betrayal for Inter, as both teams were competing for a place in the Champions League. Shortly after this revelation, Inter pulled out of the deal.
Lukaku’s feud with his teammates grew. “Everyone was disappointed with Lukaku’s behavior, including the captain, Lautaro. Some of the players have been in constant contact with him, but he has ignored them all,” and that Lukaku and his teammates have crossed a point of no return.
In response, Juventus proposed a Blahovic-Lukaku trade with Chelsea. Chelsea were willing to pay €25 million more for Lukaku, but the deal fell apart when Juventus demanded €40 million.안전놀이터
The first offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal was made in July and the second in August, according to the media. Al-Hilal is expected to return with a third offer in September, when the European transfer window closes. However, as Lukaku only wants Juventus, further talks between Chelsea and Juventus will take place between Monday and Tuesday next week.