Di Marzio: Granovskaia would've stopped Lukaku leaving Chelsea

Former Chelsea managing director Marina Granovskaia would have blocked Romelu Lukaku’s loan move to Inter Milan.

That’s according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca di Marzio.

He said: “I don’t think Marina Granovskaia would have allowed his return to Inter.

“She would have kept him at Chelsea walking around Stamford Bridge, rather, or at Cobham. She would not have loaned him out to Inter. Probably, the situation the club was going through favoured this market deal.”

Lukaku’s contract at Chelsea does not expire until 2026. However Di Marzio cannot see him playing for the Blues again.

He added: “I don’t think Lukaku will return to Chelsea.

“How could he play again in a Chelsea shirt? He has done everything to return to Inter.

“I think Chelsea and Inter will find the best solution, maybe another loan because in this deal Inter paid €8m for the loan and would pay another €10m for a new loan next year. The price would then go lower and lower if Inter decide to buy him back.”