Chelsea wasn’t his first choice. Lukaku reveals the three clubs he hoped to join after Inter Milan

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Romelu Lukaku has admitted he saw his future elsewhere than Chelsea, before he returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

According to the Belgium international, he thought he would join one of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich after Inter Milan.

Lukaku told Sky Italia: “Last summer I went to talk to the Inter board and I asked for a new contract.

“I said ‘I’m 28, I wanted to plan my life in Italy with a new deal,’ but Inter said no. Maybe there wasn’t the economic possibility. For me it was difficult to accept.

“There are three teams at top level: Barcelona, Real (Madrid), Bayern (Munich). All the players dream of them, that’s the truth. I thought I was going to one of those clubs after Inter.

“This didn’t happen and I said ‘there is only one club where I can imagine myself, it’s Chelsea’.”

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