For 90 brief minutes on Sunday, Romelu Lukaku’s future was not top of the agenda at Stamford Bridge.
But after Chelsea and Liverpool had played out a thrilling 2-2 draw, attention swiftly returned to the Blues’ naughty boy, who had been dropped for the game by manager Thomas Tuchel following *that* outspoken interview late last year.
After the match, Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves quizzed Tuchel in an attempt to prise a Lukaku update out of him.
Shreeves asked: “Has he apologised? And also is there a way back for him at Chelsea?”
Tuchel replied: “He is our player. There is always a way back but we will clear this in Cobham behind closed doors.
“And once we have made a decision… club, coach… and once Romelu knows, you will maybe know also.”
Tuchel finished his reply with a very awkward laugh, but serious Shreeves pushed him for an answer to his first question.
Shreeves asked again: “Has he apologised?”
Tuchel responded: “This is not to be discussed now. Let’s wait some days and then we give you more information.”
“When Romelu knows, you will maybe know more also…”
Thomas Tuchel says no decision has been taken by Chelsea over Lukaku’s future at the club ? pic.twitter.com/P3OeI83AYT
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