Romelu Lukaku angered Chelsea team-mates by making out he was ‘better’ than them

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Romelu Lukaku has rejoined Inter Milan (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Romelu Lukaku failed to settle at Stamford Bridge and angered his Chelsea team-mates by making out he was ‘better’ than them.

The Belgian rejoined Inter Milan yesterday after less than 12 months back at Chelsea.

Lukaku joined the Blues for a club record £97m, with Thomas Tuchel feeling the striker could be the final piece of the jigsaw as the club looked to mount a Premier League title challenge.

But despite a bright start, Lukaku became a bit-part player in west London after criticising Tuchel’s tactics and admitting he wanted to rejoin Inter in a controversial interview.

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Lukaku failed to settle at Stamford Bridge (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

Tuchel wasn’t the only one that felt put out by Lukaku, though, with the Athletic claiming the Belgian left a bad impression on his Chelsea team-mates.

Lukaku joined the club just two months after Chelsea beat Manchester City to win their second Champions League title and he walked into a dressing room full of trophy-laden stars.

But many felt Lukaku gave off an unwarranted air of superiority and didn’t respect the achievements of his new team-mates.

That angered the rest of the Chelsea squad, who felt Lukaku thought he was ‘better’ than them.

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Lukaku has got his wish of a return to the San Siro and Chelsea hope to replace him with Leeds winger Raphinha, after agreeing a £55m deal for the Brazilian.

Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele are also targets.

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