Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Chelsea have agreed on an unofficial launch clause for Romelu Lukaku to depart the membership subsequent summer season.
Talking completely to CaughtOffside on yesterday’s Debrief Podcast, Romano defined that the Blues reached a gentleman’s settlement with the participant’s agent to permit him to depart for a payment of round €40million subsequent summer season, in order to keep away from the problems they discovered when making an attempt to dump him to the likes of Inter Milan and Juventus this 12 months.
Ultimately, Lukaku ended up becoming a member of Roma on mortgage for the season, and it stays to be seen what resolution they’ll make on the Belgium worldwide because it seems like they’re set to undergo quite a lot of adjustments off the pitch, which might complicate choices regarding signings.
Lukaku has carried out properly at Roma, so one imagines they’d do properly to maintain him, however Romano additionally says the unofficial €40m clause is open to any membership, so if he continues to impress on the Stadio Olimpico, there might additionally find yourself being different suitors becoming a member of the race for his signature.
“From what I’m instructed, Romelu Lukaku has one thing like a launch clause, however not a correct launch clause,” Romano stated.
“There’s a gentleman’s settlement between the participant’s brokers and Chelsea, as a result of they don’t need a state of affairs like just a few months in the past in the summertime switch window once they needed to negotiate with Juventus, then with Inter, then with Roma – it was a really difficult summer season for Chelsea across the Lukaku story, and so there’s now a chance for him to depart for €40m – and that’s not only for Roma, that’s for any membership.
“From what I’m instructed, Roma nonetheless haven’t any readability on what’s going to occur subsequent season with some key figures, comparable to supervisor Jose Mourinho and director Tiago Pinto – it’s subsequently too early for Roma to determine if they’ll pay that cash for Lukaku. We’ll should see round March/April when issues will turn out to be extra clear.”