Journalist Carlo Pellegatti has given short shrift to the idea that Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku could end up back in Italy with AC Milan.
An article on Goal by the reliable Chelsea journalist Nizaar Kinsella claimed that the Rossoneri could offer an escape route to save Lukaku from his Chelsea ‘nightmare’ if the takeover talks ongoing between Investcorp and Elliott Management are successful.
He was signed for €120m last summer but Milan’s hopes rest on Chelsea getting new owners soon who would accept selling Lukaku for a loss, and Marco Bellinazzo of Il Sole 24 Ore suggested that if the Bahrain-based fund buy the Rossoneri it might just be possible.
Pellegatti spoke on his official YouTube channel (via MilanNews) to address the rumours that the Belgian could cross the city divide a year on and pull on the Rossoneri shirt, and he was quick to try and put an end to it.
“Too funny to talk about Lukaku at Milan too. Lukaku gets 325,000 a week, about 12 million euros per season. I don’t think Chelsea can make a loss, to see him at Milan there is the same chance that I win with my horse at the Arc de Triomphe,” he said.
“He did not score in the Champions League, in the last match played against Arsenal he was always committed but he is far from the devastating player who helped Inter win the title last season.”