Roma consider ‘difficult’ making Romelu Lukaku’s stay permanent

Andy Mattioli

Roma are pondering the future of Romelu Lukaku.

As the season winds to an end, Lukaku’s loan in the Italian capital will also reach its conclusion unless the Giallorossi decide to meet Chelsea’s demands for a permanent deal.

However, this is far from guaranteed, reports Corriere dello Sport.

Roma President Dan Friedkin – who was personally involved in negotiations to enable Romelu Lukaku’s arrival thanks to his good relations with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly – is said to be fully aware of Chelsea’s demands.

The newspaper suggests that Friedkin considers it difficult to meet them as Roma are yet to qualify for Champions League football and will still need to comply within Financial Fair Play regulations this coming summer.

In the meantime, the capital club will also focus on Tammy Abraham – the English striker is soon expected to be back from an extended injury absence and is likely to remain at least another season in the Italian capital.

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