Lukaku claims Chelsea were his FOURTH choice in second part of shock interview

Romelu Lukaku has sensationally revealed Chelsea weren’t his first choice after deciding to leave Inter Milan in the summer.

The revelations come in the second part of his explosive interview with Sky Italy, having already hit out at Thomas Tuchel.

While the interview with the broadcaster was filmed over three weeks ago, its release in the last 24 hours ahead of their game with Liverpool on Sunday has not gone down well with Tuchel, who described it as ‘noise we don’t need.’

Now, the Belgian striker has sensationally revealed a return to Stamford Bridge in a club-record £97.5m only came about because he couldn’t get a move to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

‘Last summer I went to talk to the Inter board and I asked for a new contract,’ he said.

‘I said: I’m 28, I wanted to plan my life in Italy with a new deal… but Inter said no. Maybe there wasn’t the economic possibility. For me it was difficult to accept.

‘There are 3 teams at top level: Barcelona, Real, Bayern. All the players dream of them, that’s the truth. I thought I was going to one of those clubs after Inter.

‘This didn’t happened and I said: there is only one club where I can imagine myself, it’s Chelsea.

‘Last summer I didn’t think about going to Chelsea until they really came with an offer. Simone Inzaghi behaved very well with me.

‘When Chelsea contacted me it was a challenge for me. Also because it bothered me a lot to have ever won Premier League titles in 8 years.

‘It was hard to turn down the chance to return to the Premier League in the club I support since I was a child.’

Lukaku has endured mixed fortunes at Chelsea this season which has seen him score seven goals but also go on run of 10 games without finding the net.

The 28-year-old has recently returned to the first team set up after a month off with an ankle injury but has not been a regular starter under Tuchel.

Lukaku claims he respects the manager’s decision but wants to find a way to fit into his system.

‘I’m in a moment in which I believe the manager can make me play more but I respect his choices. I just have to keep working and wait for my moment,’ he added.

‘Tuchel and I are trying to find a tactical system where we can “find” each other – a way to help the team because the situation [PL table] is a bit complicated.

‘He made his choice – I keep working, at a certain point I’ll speak with Tuchel and we will see the situation.’

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