Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, rumored to be heading to Fulham on loan for a while now, will apparently NOT be an option at Craven Cottage, according to his agent Christophe Henrotay of Sports Innovation SA.
“I can assure you that Lukaku will not go to Fulham. I’m currently finalising a loan deal to another Premier League team. I cannot say where or when until this is finalised but negotiations are going well so far. There were talks between Chelsea and Fulham but we talked to a lot of clubs. The journalists didn’t even contact me to check if the information they printed was true.”
Sometimes agents make stuff up to drum up interest, but that’s pretty definitive and sounds like it’s a done deal. I’m a little bummed, for a few reasons. First off, it seemed like a very legitimate rumor, and I think this proves it was, since he’ll be going on loan somewhere else. Second, I got to watch him play in the Chelsea v. AC Milan friendly I went to in Miami, and not only is he MASSIVE, but he played ok. It was very clear he’s raw talent that needs improvement, but I think he would have done well at Fulham.
With Martin Jol having confirmed the club is looking to bring in two more strikers this season, this is one option that appears to be no longer that – an option.
UPDATE (5:02 PM EST): Rumors say the club Lukaku will be headed to is EVERTON. Nothing confirmed yet obviously but there are some rumblings on Twitter.