Revealed: Rennes attempted to sign Romelu Lukaku after securing Nemanja Matic

Andy Mattioli

With the transfer window winding to a close, rumors have surfaced regarding Romelu Lukaku’s turbulent summer.

Earlier today, L’Equipe revealed a curious look behind the scenes of Lukaku’s last minute transfer to Roma.

The French newspaper claims that Stade Rennais – having secured Nemanja Matic from Roma in early August – decided to make an attempt for Lukaku as well.

Rennes tried in vain to pursue the Belgian striker who did not appear to be interested in their proposal.

Thus, Lukaku embraced Roma’s project and signed a one-year loan deal with the Giallorossi instead.

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