Romelu Lukaku to be fined by Chelsea over controversial interview. Check out how much

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According to a report on Daily Mail, Chelsea are set to fine Romelu Lukaku £417,000 over his controversial Sky Italy interview.

The Blues will fine the Belgium striker despite the striker clearing the air with Thomas Tuchel.

Lukaku, 28, was dropped by Tuchel for the 2-2 draw against Liverpool on Sunday after claiming he was unhappy with his role under Tuchel and wants to return to Inter Milan in the nearest future.

Tuchel has since confirmed an apology has been made, but Italian outlet La Repubblica via Daily Mail claims Lukaku will still receive a €500,000 (£417,000) fine over the interview.

Speaking at his media conference on Tuesday afternoon ahead of our Carabao Cup semi-final versus Tottenham, Tuchel had this to say on the matter.

“We are happy we took the time that it needed to look on it and to talk calmly about it. This is what we did.

“Romelu apologised and is back in the squad for today’s training which is later. For me, the most important thing was to clearly understand and believe that it was not intentional.

“He did not do this intentionally to create this kind of noise in front of a big game.

“Secondly, it was the very first time. Before, when he seemed in his opinion to be ready to play from the start after his injury, and we thought he needed to readapt to the intensity a little bit more, there was never the slightest behaviour against the team.

“So it was the very first time that we actually felt in this way. And these are very important points to stay calm, understanding that it’s not as big as maybe people want it to be. It’s also not small, but it’s small enough to stay calm, to accept an apology and to move forward.”

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