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The second coming of Romelu Lukaku is one that many Chelsea fans would have been hoping would have been exceptional and one that had brought them a number of riches.

However, we all know that that second coming never actually arrived.

In fact, it had seemed that Italy was still on his mind after that explosive interview back in December, and whilst he has never been able to recover from it, it seems playing football in Italy is not something that will be happening any time soon.

According to a report by TEAMtalk, they have claimed that their sources have told them that the possibility of Lukaku returning to the Serie A – where he has been linked with a return to the San Siro with both AC Milan and Inter are said to be interested – is unlikely to happen.

Those that may be considering to have a punt with casinos8888.com on his future will perhaps be better advised to look at FC Bayern Munich as a possible destination apparently.

Inter are said to still be trying to get their books in order financially, which was one of the reasons they decided to let the 28-year-old return to Stamford Bridge last summer, whilst AC Milan are not in a position to be able to bankroll a huge transfer themselves.

Should the widely-reported takeover by the Bahrain-based Investcorp go through, though, then there is every possibility that they look at revisiting this option as they are fully aware of what the Belgian is capable of achieving in the Italian game.

Again, though, a huge amount of money would be needed, as Lukaku is currently on a wage that is thought to be around £300,000-a-week, whilst they would also likely want to recoup much of the £97.5 million they splashed on him initially.

It has been suggested that a loan move could be the most viable option at this moment in time, although the Blues would also have to likely pay a percentage of the wages he is contracted to receive, as well.

With just 12 goals in 40 matches across all competitions, things have been far from what anyone would have hoped and Lukaku is not the only one to have been pulling the same face that everyone witnessed when he was on the substitutes bench against Everton on Sunday afternoon.

Nonetheless, with his contract not set to expire until 2026, there could be a few more images like that to appear.