Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is said to have told incoming owner Todd Boehly that he would welcome the sale of Romelu Lukaku this summer.
According to the Telegraph, Tuchel will be given a lot of authority and discretion over deals, and a decision has already been made on Lukaku, who has struggled since his huge move from Inter Milan last year.
The Belgium international is a good talent, but his time at Stamford Bridge hasn’t gone well, and Tuchel seems to have given up hope of changing the player’s fortunes.
It may seem hazardous to give up on Lukaku so fast, but according to the Telegraph, Tuchel will be granted the authority to make that crucial choice.
According to the article, Boehly wants Tuchel to have a say in recruiting, since the German tactician is now regarded as one of the club’s top assets.
While it’s clear to understand why Tuchel is so well respected following his work at Chelsea, one has to ask why a great manager like Tuchel isn’t trusting himself to do more to bring out the best in a proven talent like Lukaku, who looked significantly better under Antonio Conte at Inter.