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Federico Pastorello, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku’s agent, has claimed that the player was already considering a move to Stamford Bridge during his final season at Manchester United.
Lukaku returned to West London from Inter Milan last summer after the Blues agreed to a £97 million transfer fee.
However, this is not the first time Chelsea has attempted to re-sign Lukaku, as Antonio Conte was desperate to sign Lukaku in 2017.
Lukaku, on the other hand, chose to join Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in a £75 million deal from Everton.
But Lukaku spent just two seasons at Old Trafford, before linking up with Conte at the San Siro.
Chelsea’s interest came late in the window and Lukaku had looked set to remain at the San Siro, even after Conte’s departure.
But Lukaku’s agent has revealed that the Belgian was contemplating a return to Stamford Bridge long before this summer and thought about rejoining Chelsea during his final season with United in the 18/19 campaign.
“During his last season at Man United he always had Chelsea in his head,” Pastorello told Sky Sports.
“Real Madrid as well I have to admit. That is another dream of his in terms of imagining his career, but Chelsea was always 100 per cent his target.
“They were the love of his childhood so there was always this desire to come back. It was a question of pride. He had that in his head and his heart.”