Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has reportedly informed new owner Todd Boehly that he’d be happy for Romelu Lukaku to be sold this summer.
Tuchel is set to be given a lot of power and control over transfers, according to the Telegraph, and it seems a decision has been made on Lukaku, who has struggled since his big move from Inter Milan last year.
The Belgium international is a top player, but it hasn’t worked out for him at Stamford Bridge, and it seems there is little hope from Tuchel that he can turn the player’s form around.
It seems slightly risky to give up on Lukaku so quickly, but the Telegraph’s report suggests Tuchel will be given the power to make that big decision.
The report explains that Boehly wants Tuchel to have influence over recruitment, with the German tactician seen as one of the club’s best assets at the moment.
While it’s easy to see why Tuchel is highly regarded after the work he’s done at Chelsea, one has to wonder why such a top manager isn’t backing himself to do more to get the best out of a proven talent like Lukaku, who looked a far better player under Antonio Conte at Inter.