Fabrizio Romano is very active in reporting on the Romelu Lukaku news at the moment, and today he popped up with the update that there has been “no meeting” between Inter and Chelsea, and that there is “still no direct contact” between the two clubs.
There has been no meeting between Inter and Chelsea today for Romelu Lukaku. Still no direct contact between clubs. 🔵 #transfers
Inter director Ausilio was in London to meet with Nikola Milenković’s agent, target in case Bastoni or Skriniar leave [he’s top of the list for PSG].
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2022
If you read the replies to his Tweets – and there are plenty of them – you’ll see hundreds of fans scrambling and panicking that this means no sale is going to happen.
But we don’t see it like that. It’s a very deliberately worded Tweet, noting that there’s no “direct contact” – but you wouldn’t expect there to be at this point.
There can still be plenty of progress without direct contact – that’s precisely why agents are intermediaries. If it’s true that Lukaku wants to leave – and we’ve heard enough information on that note that we believe it – it’s down to his agents to communicate with Chelsea and then with Inter.
Once the groundwork is done, then “direct” contact can begin.