EPL: They don’t have choice – Paul Merson speaks on Chelsea selling Lukaku


Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has given the reason why Chelsea cannot sell struggling striker, Romelu Lukaku this summer.

Merson said Chelsea have no choice but to keep Lukaku, who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku has struggled to make a great impact at the West London club since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5m move from Inter Milan last summer.

The Belgium international has scored just five Premier League goals so far this season.

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And Merson expects Lukaku to stay at Chelsea for at least one more season.

“Chelsea have not got much choice but to keep going with Romelu Lukaku,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They are getting sold, they have not got any money, they can’t be buying people for £100m and selling them for half that.

“That ain’t happening. For me, I think he will be staying there, and hopefully, he kicks on next season.”

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