Thomas Tuchel has struggled to get the best out of Lukaku this season.
Since his arrival in the summer of 2021, Romelu Lukaku has struggled to make an impact in his second stint as a Chelsea player.
There has been reports that the Belgian striker wants to be out of Stamford Bridge this summer but Tuchel doesn’t agree with that.
The 28-year old forward has scored just five goals in 19 league appearances for the Blues this season.
‘We don’t reflect on it (reports that Lukaku wants out),’ said Tuchel. ‘We can’t talk to players. We can’t sell or buy. So at the moment, we don’t even think about it. These are the players we have and Romelu still plays a big part, not the part maybe he wants to play and I understand that.
‘But he used his time (off) also to deconnect a little bit. I feel him very motivated and very strong in training. Very involved when we do the games. He is a winner and will stay a winner. He will stay important for us. He had a good match against Middlesbrough that was a big boost for us and important for him.’