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Chelsea’s New Years’ Post Signalled The End For Romelu Lukaku, He Was Not Happy

A New Year’s post from Chelsea played a part in Romelu Lukaku‘s decision to leave Stamford Bridge for a second time and rejoin Inter Milan.

The Belgian striker has headed back to the Nerazzurri on a season-long loan, with Inter paying an initial £6.9 million loan fee and potentially a £3.5 million bonus payment if he leads Inter to the Serie A title once again.

Inter had sold Lukaku to Chelsea for £97.5 million last summer and Blues fans were hoping he was ready to deliver after his first stint never worked out.

But Lukaku himself was believed to be furious over a post from Chelsea’s official Twitter account.

On 31 December, Chelsea wished their fans a Happy New Year with a graphic featuring a host of players from different teams.

Although Lukaku was featured, The Athletic say he was not happy with barely being seen and deemed it to to be a snub.

Having arrived as Chelsea’s new No.9 and their main man, Lukaku ended up becoming a bit-part player as Tuchel opted to play without a striker for large spells.

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He wore the No.9 shirt at the San Siro the first time around but it’s been confirmed by Inter that he will be sporting No.90 for the 2022/23 campaign.

Other members include Alvaro Morata, Fernando Torres, Hernan Crespo, Mateja Kezman, Steve Sidwell and Radamel Falcao.

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