Former Italy international, Antonio Cassano, has slammed Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku for demanding a return to Inter Milan just a year after his move to the West London club.
Cassano also warned Inter Milan not to re-sign Lukaku, who said doesn’t kick a ball in London last season, adding that Paulo Dybala is set to join the Nerazzurri from Juventus.
Lukaku endured a miserable first season back in Chelsea following his club-record move from Inter last summer.
The Belgium international scored just 15 times in 44 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season.
The 29-year-old is hoping to force a move away from Chelsea so he can return to Inter, where he guided the Italian giants to their first Scudetto in a decade during the 2020/21 campaign under Antonio Conte.
But Cassano wants Inter not to sign Lukaku again, telling Bobo TV (as per The Evening Standard): “I wouldn’t take him back. He said he was going to his dream team, earning 15 million euros.
“Now, however, in London, he doesn’t kick a ball and would like to return to Italy. Inter’s problem, given that Dybala is coming, is that if they get Lukaku, they have to sell Lautaro. Again, I would not sign Lukaku.”
He added: “Also because first of all you have to pay for him, but then you have to see the reaction of the fans: if he scores two goals per game, okay, but otherwise the situation becomes quite difficult. Lukaku has to think about it. At this point, I say he stays at Chelsea.”