Romelu Lukaku texts Tim Howard over 'very hot' Chelsea exile

‘After this meeting, I can say more’: Romelu Lukaku speaks from his ‘very hot’ Chelsea exile, as he prepares for talks tomorrow after Thomas Tuchel dropped him, in a message to old pal Tim Howard

  • Romelu Lukaku has been dropped from the Chelsea squad to face Liverpool
  • It comes after the striker claimed he was not happy with his place at the club
  • The Belgian has texted his former team-mate Tim Howard about the situation
  • Lukaku claimed the situation is ‘very hot’ ahead of another meeting on Monday 

Romelu Lukaku has discussed his future at Chelsea with his former Everton team-mate Tim Howard after the striker was exiled at Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku was dropped from the Chelsea squad to face Liverpool on Sunday following his controversial interview with Sky Italia. 

The 28-year-old said he was ‘not happy’ with his place in the Chelsea first-team during the interview at Stamford Bridge.

Romelu Lukaku has discussed his future at Chelsea with ex-Everton team-mate Tim Howard 

The Belgian has reportedly told Howard that the situation is ‘very hot’ ahead of further talks

Lukaku has reportedly said he cannot talk too much about his situation at the club, claiming it is ‘very hot’ at the moment but revealed another meeting will be held on Monday.

In the interview, the Belgium international said: ‘Physically I am fine. But I’m not happy with the situation at Chelsea. Tuchel has chosen to play with another system.

‘I won’t give up, I’ll be professional. I am not happy with the situation but I am professional – and I can’t give up now.’ 

Lukaku gave an interview at home to Sky Italia which upset supporters and staff at Chelsea

As well as talking up his unhappiness in Tuchel’s system, Lukaku also spoke about the prospect of one day returning to Inter Milan.

He added: ‘I really, genuinely from the bottom of my heart hope to come back to Inter, not at the end of my career, but while I am still at the level to win more trophies.’ 

The Belgium international has reportedly been texting with his former team-mate Howard about his Chelsea exile, according to a report from NBC Sport.

‘I can’t talk too much about it. It is very hot. There is another meeting on Monday. I have another meeting on Monday, I can talk more after that,’ Lukaku told Howard. 

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