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Romelu Lukaku receives hefty fine as Chelsea striker returns to training

Romelu Lukaku receives hefty fine as Chelsea striker returns to training

Lukaku set for Chelsea stay

Chelsea star striker Romelu Lukaku is set to remain at Stamford Bridge for at least the remainder of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

As reported by ESPN as well as the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano, Lukaku has returned to training after Chelsea made their position clear that he would not be allowed to leave, but the Belgian hitman also cleared the air with no intention to leave in his own right.

However, this will come at a hefty cost to the former Inter Milan hitman if reports from Italy are to be believed.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Chelsea returnee could be fined up to £500,000 while Repubblica reported the figure at ~£420,000 after the Antwerp-native was quoted in saying he was “not very happy with the situation” while also speaking out at Tuchel’s tactical choices with playing a different formation.

Tuchel lifts the lid on sit-down talk

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is happy that both he and Romelu Lukaku came to the table in recent sit-down talks to iron out any differences before the Belgian international returned to first-team training.

Revealed: The price to pay for Romelu Lukaku as striker is set to remain at Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on August 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

In quotes provided by Goal’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, the German tactician spoke of the resolution that has seemingly put the situation to bed;

“First of all, we were happy that we took the time needed to talk calmly on it. This is what we did. He apologised and he is back in the squad.

It was clear for us to understand that he did not do this intentionally. Also, this is the very first time that he behaved like this. There was never a slightest behaviour against the team. This was the first time we felt him this way.”

With the issue seemingly resolved, Chelsea can now set out in their task of joining Liverpool as the pair try to chase-down holders Manchester City who have raced ahead to a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League after the weekend.

Aminat Aigbe

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