Romelu Lukaku: "I kept my mouth shut and focused on helping the team and ending the season in the best way possible"

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On the day of the FA Cup final against Liverpool, Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku has sparked more conjecture about his future.

On Friday, a number of people, including his agent Federico Pastorello, spoke out about the player's situation with the Blues. While there has been no contact with Inter Milan or AC Milan about a transfer this summer, he believes it is "clear" that the Belgium international had a problem at Stamford Bridge.

When asked about the comments at his pre-game press conference, manager Thomas Tuchel gave a pointed answer, referring to the club's new owner Todd Boehly.

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"If he intends to speak with the owner, perhaps it is not his intention to speak with me," Chelsea's head coach stated. "Perhaps he can discuss if he gets a meeting." It's his right, and we'll talk to everyone and assess any player's position, including Romelu's."

After seeing the back-and-forth, the athlete decided on Friday afternoon that the moment had come to express his own viewpoint.

In a social media post, he wrote, "Never will I let someone speak for me." "I kept my mouth quiet and concentrated on helping the squad finish the season on a high note."

"So if someone is attempting to say something negative about me or the club, don't do it in my name."

Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter for a club-record £98 million in the summer, but he has yet to reach the heights many expected in the 2021-22 season. Despite being the team's leading scorer in all competitions, the 29-year-old would have liked to have scored more than 14 goals by this point.

He has scored three goals in his last two games, so it will be interesting to see if Tuchel starts him against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.