Romelu Lukaku reportedly left angered his Chelsea team-mates last season. The Belgian was signed from Inter Milan in the summer of 2021 in a deal worth £97m. But Lukaku endured a tough debut campaign, making just 15 Premier League starts.
He completed a season-long loan move back to Inter this week, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be returning to Chelsea after falling out with Thomas Tuchel.
But Tuchel wasn’t the only one annoyed with Lukaku, with The Athletic reporting the 29-year-old was unpopular with some of his teammates.
Some players in the first-team group believed Lukaku thought he was ‘better’ than them. Chelsea are hoping to seal a £55m deal for Leeds attacker Raphinha and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.