Romelu Lukaku’s agent is planning on having talks with Chelsea this summer about the forward’s future.
Federico Pastorello says Lukaku is fully focused on playing for Chelsea but admits there have been ‘problems’ since he moved from Inter Milan in a £97m deal last summer.
“Given the figures of the transfer, no one could have expected such a situation,” Pastorello says in today’s La Repubblica. “I’m not the one to discuss technical choices, but it is obvious that there was a problem.
“The numbers, however, must be weighted: he is the best scorer of the team this season, even with a lower playing time compared to his teammates.
Serie A rivals Inter and AC Milan have emerged as rumoured contenders for Lukaku’s services following a spell out of Thomas Tuchel’s team but Federico Pastorello insists a transfer away from west London is not on his client’s mind.
Pastorello admitted his surprise at Lukaku’s poor form but highlighted his position as Chelsea’s top scorer with 15 goals in all competitions.
“For the cost of the transfer, no one could have expected such a situation,” he noted.
“I do not discuss the tactical choices, but it is obvious that there was a problem. The numbers, however, must be considered – he is still the team’s best scorer, with less playing time compared to his teammates.
“The situation must be carefully assessed, now there is Champions League qualification to secure, there is the FA Cup final. Romelu is focused on this, we have not talked about anything else.”