Jose Mourinho could now sign £97.5 million striker who wants to leave Chelsea

Chelsea and Romelu Lukaku set for a long summer with striker desperate to leave Stamford Bridge.
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Jose Mourinho's time at AS Roma will be decided in the next few weeks after the Portuguese lost his first-ever European Cup final earlier on Wednesday night.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager has said he wants to stay in Rome where he has found the love, warmth, and respect he craves in the game.

The 60-year-old was visibly disappointed after his team’s defeat in the penalty shoot-out in Budapest but did give his word to his players and fans that he was willing to stay at the club. Mourinho also demanded that he be given better players and better tools to work with.

Mourinho said: “I have no regrets. I’m here, I want to stay here for you. I’ll stay here. As always, I am the only one to talk about these facts. I’m a little tired, really. I’m just a coach, but in the end, I’m more than that.” 

According to sources close to Jose Mourinho, the multiple title-winning manager want to rejig his team with a new striker which he believes was missing this season and Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku who doesn't want to return to Chelsea is high on the list.

Lukaku, who will be playing in the Champions League final next week is not certain he will be at Inter Milan next season but desperately wants to stay in Italy and Jose Mourinho has told his bosses a deal for a striker with the pedigree and stature is that needed if he is to get Roma back to competing for the league title.

Mourinho believes that his contacts that have brought the likes of Nemanja Matic, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Paulo Dybala have been essential to taking the team to two European finals but wants more from the president that will allow him to challenge properly in Seria A.

Chelsea are looking for a fresh start under new manager Mauricio Pochettiono who has been pivotal in swiftly cutting off some players from the squad already. Joao Felix has been told his loan deal will not be extended despite publicly declaring his interest to stay at the club.

Denis Zakaria, who shone briefly under Graham Potter also confirmed he was leaving having been told the club would not be triggering his clause.

He posted on his page: “It’s been a tough time but you guys always had my back. Thanks to everyone who’s been supporting me! Let’s focus on the beautiful memories.”

Mason Mount who came through the academy at Chelsea is also on his way out having widely claimed to have agreed personal terms with Manchester United.