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EPL: Pochettino speaks on recalling Lukaku to Chelsea squad

Pochettino speaks on recalling Lukaku to Chelsea squad




Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has insisted that Romelu Lukaku will not feature for the club before the end of the transfer window.

Lukaku is pushing for a move away from Stamford Bridge and has continued to train on his own.

The former Everton, Manchester United and Inter Milan striker had hoped to complete a move to Juventus but the Serie A club are yet to agree a fee with the west London outfit. 

Moreover, Juventus fans have protested against the club signing the Belgium international this summer.

The striker had earlier rejected a move to Saudi Arabia, which has remained an option, and Pochettino has made it clear that the Belgian won’t be reintegrated into his squad until his future is resolved.

During his press conference ahead of the Blues’ clash against West Ham, Pochettino was asked if Lukaku could return if he fails to secure a move away from Chelsea this summer, the Argentine said, “It is not only one side – it is two sides needed to find the best solution.

“You cannot put it only on the club, it is about both sides. The situation is where it is because of both sides. Both sides have arrived at an agreement.

“We were informed before we signed about the situation of every single player. After we signed, we had the squad that we had.

“It is so clear that nothing has changed, and if there is something to inform then we will inform. There is nothing for us to do – I need to be focused on my team to try to perform.

“We cannot spend energy on a situation that was clear before we arrived at Chelsea.”