Roma counting on positive Chelsea relations to make Lukaku’s transfer permanent

Andy Mattioli

Roma are reportedly working on the long-term future of striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Italian club are extremely satisfied with the way Lukaku has integrated with the rest of the team, asserting his leadership and delivering quality performances since joining the Giallorossi late in the summer window.

According to Il Tempo, Roma are already convinced of wanting to make Lukaku’s deal permanent following the decision to sign him on a dry loan for the duration of this season.

The newspaper states that the Giallorossi have already began conversations with Chelsea to discuss this matter – the club are counting on the positive relations with the Blues to facilitate the deal to go through.

There are two obstacles, however, that Roma must take into account; first, the player’s elevated salary which this year is being partly covered by Chelsea; second, the future of Tammy Abraham whose long-term injury may have compromised the feasibility of a move away from the Italian capital.

Regardless of the management structure ahead of next season, Roma will do everything they can to extend Lukaku’s stay.

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