Stamford Bridge and San Siro outfits could opt for player exchange.
Serie A side AC Milan are reportedly taking a keen interest in loaned out Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku as a potential replacement for Mario Balotelli according to Sports Direct News.
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The San Siro side, who have started the season in woeful fashion, are said to have ran out of patience with Italian international Balotelli, who’s disciplinary and behavioural problems have been angering the club’s staff.
This source claims that the two clubs could perform something of a thrilling striker swap deal, knowing that Jose Mourinho has worked with troubled Balotelli before during their shared time at Inter Milan.
It does seem that Mourinho is unconvinced by Lukaku’s ability to make an impact at Chelsea, choosing to loan the Belgian to Everton despite the fact that his quartet of remaining striking talent; Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle, have been displaying very average form to say the least.
Indeed whilst Lukaku has netted five goals from six Premier League starts at Goodison Park the aforementioned Chelsea striking contingent have managed just four goals between them this term.
Balotelli may well have had his fair share of disciplinary issues since moving back to Italy in January but this hasn’t prevented the former Man City man from netting freely. The 23 year old has scored 16 goals in 24 appearances for the Rossoneri, this despite the club’s erratic form.
Jose Mourinho may feel that Balotelli is a better fit to fill the Blues striker berth than those currently in his armoury though any deal of this nature would have to wait until the summer due to Lukaku’s season long loan spell.