Mourinho looks to help Chelsea FINALLY sell Lukaku

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • 18 Jun 2024 09:53 CDT
  • 3 min read
Romelu Lukaku

Jose Mourinho could help his former club Chelsea by bringing Romelu Lukaku to Fenerbahce this summer.

The striker featured in Belgium’s loss to Slovakia yesterday and his future is uncertain. The Blues are trying to sell him and recoup some of the £97 million they paid, but wages are believed to be a sticking point.

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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, there is interest in Lukaku from the Middle East. However, Antonio Conte is eager to sign the player for Napoli, with the pair working well together when they were at Inter.

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But now Mourinho wants to snap up the veteran and bring him to Turkey. Chelsea are currently demanding a fee of £38million for the striker and is looking for a permanent transfer, hoping not to see the player go out on loan for third consecutive occasion.

Fenerbahce are tight on funds and their biggest-ever transfer was winger Cengiz Under who arrived for £12m.

It’s thought. therefore, that they would struggle to sign Lukaku and afford a deal with Chelsea, even if Mourinho pushes to be reignited with his former player.

Lukaku spent last season on loan with AS Roma
© IMAGO - Lukaku spent last season on loan with AS Roma

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Mourinho wants to work with Lukaku once more
© IMAGO - Mourinho wants to work with Lukaku once more

Lukaku’s poor display against Slovakia

Lukaku endured a difficult first half in Belgium's opening Euro 2024 match against Slovakia, squandering three significant chances in front of goal.

Belgium went into halftime trailing 1-0 but the striker failed to help them get back level by missing three sitters.

Known for his reliability as a goalscorer in major competitions, this time around 31-year-old faced criticism for his wastefulness during the first 45 minutes.

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