Romelu Lukaku: "I kept my mouth shut and focused on helping the team and ending the season in the best way possible"
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On the day of the FA Cup final against Liverpool, Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku has sparked more conjecture about his future.
On Friday, a number of people, including his agent Federico Pastorello, spoke out about the player's situation with the Blues. While there has been no contact with Inter Milan or AC Milan about a transfer this summer, he believes it is "clear" that the Belgium international had a problem at Stamford Bridge.
When asked about the comments at his pre-game press conference, manager Thomas Tuchel gave a pointed answer, referring to the club's new owner Todd Boehly.
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"If he intends to speak with the owner, perhaps it is not his intention to speak with me," Chelsea's head coach stated. "Perhaps he can discuss if he gets a meeting." It's his right, and we'll talk to everyone and assess any player's position, including Romelu's."
After seeing the back-and-forth, the athlete decided on Friday afternoon that the moment had come to express his own viewpoint.
In a social media post, he wrote, "Never will I let someone speak for me." "I kept my mouth quiet and concentrated on helping the squad finish the season on a high note."
"So if someone is attempting to say something negative about me or the club, don't do it in my name."
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter for a club-record £98 million in the summer, but he has yet to reach the heights many expected in the 2021-22 season. Despite being the team's leading scorer in all competitions, the 29-year-old would have liked to have scored more than 14 goals by this point.
He has scored three goals in his last two games, so it will be interesting to see if Tuchel starts him against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.
Bournemouth are interested in signing Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been linked with a summer transfer from Everton to Newcastle United.
He's been linked with a move to Newcastle since the takeover was completed, and he appears to be the most probable striker to join the club when the transfer window opens.
Newcastle's representative witnessed his client lose to Liverpool.
According to the Daily Mail, DCL is on Newcastle's striker wish list.
They feel that alternative possibilities will be considered first, as Newcastle is concerned about Calvert-form Lewin's and fitness this season.
Newcastle could be the right fit for him, but his injury troubles are a major concern.
Benfica have reportedly turned down the chance to re-sign former midfielder Nemanja Matic, who will leave Manchester United at the end of the season.
Benfica have reportedly turned down the opportunity to re-sign former Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, who will depart the club at the conclusion of the season.
Benfica have turned down a chance to sign Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic in the forthcoming summer transfer window, according to Portuguese magazine Correio de Manha (h/t Sport Witness).
In his second tenure at Stamford Bridge, he had a huge success until joining Manchester United in the summer of 2017.
However, the head coach of the Portuguese giants dismissed the claim, stating that he has no plans to sign the Manchester United veteran in the approaching window.
As he prepares to leave Manchester United, it remains to be seen where the 33-year-old will finish up next season.
Cesc Fabregas says he hopes to have helped three of his Monaco teammates towards a transfer to a club like Liverpool after three-and-a-half years in the principality.
After the season's final game this weekend, the former Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea player will depart the Ligue 1 club.
Because relegation was a possibility, I took a tremendous risk "Fabregas spoke to RMC Sport before reflecting on the young players he has coached.
"When I arrived, Thierry and Vadim (the club's former vice president) asked me to assist in the development of the young people.
He is a man, not a boy.
Fofana, a combative midfielder, has appeared in 41 Monaco games across all competitions, while Diop, a more attacking midfielder, has scored eight goals in his 41 appearances.
Should Newcastle sign Patrick Bamford if Leeds go down?
If Leeds get relegated, Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Patrick Bamford.
That's a long cry from previous season, when Bamford was one of the league's most dangerous forwards.
Last season, Bamford was fantastic for Leeds.
Last season, Bamford's goals drove Marcelo Bielsa's team to safety.
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Klopp remarked in April 2021, "Top player, Bamford."
"I recall hearing on talkSPORT before the season that 'Leeds need a true goalscorer, Bamford isn't good enough.'
New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has arrived at Old Trafford.
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United confirmed the appointment of the Dutchman and his boss, who arrived in London this week to begin work at Old Trafford with his agency.
With Edinson Cavani expected to leave United as a free agent this summer, Ronaldo wants to play with another striker next season.
With Ronaldo unlikely to extend his stay at Old Trafford beyond 2023, the club is severely lacking in attacking talents.
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