Lukaku’s future at Stamford Bridge is likely to be discussed between Tuchel and the Blues new owner, Todd Boehly in the coming weeks.
The American businessman – who also co-owns the LA Dodgers – saw his £4.25bn takeover of the club finally go through earlier this week, ending months of speculation over Chelsea’s future. The Londoners had been operating under a number of restrictions after the UK Government imposed sanctions on the club’s previous owner, Roman Abramovich.
As a result, Chelsea were prohibited from operating in the transfer market or partaking in contract negotiations with players. But now that those sanctions have been lifted, decisions over the long-term futures of a number of players, including Lukaku, will be high on the agenda of the new-look Stamford Bridge hierarchy.