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By Louie Chandler

Romelu Lukaku has sent a passionate message to fans after both his agent and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel commented on his future. Speculation has been rife over the past couple of months regarding whether or not Lukaku will remain at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season and it now seems the player has had enough.

Lukaku made the move back to Chelsea during the summer transfer window, with the Blues paying Inter £97.5million for his services. But it is a return that has been blighted by poor form and off-field controversy, with an interview back in December sparking reports that he wanted a quick return to Italy.

But the 28-year-old's form has improved in recent weeks, scoring three goals in his last two Premier League games ahead of an FA Cup final with Liverpool. His agent, Federico Pastorello, chose to comment on his client's future once again on Friday, saying via Fabrizio Romano: "We can’t think about negotiations, we don’t know new Chelsea owners… let alone if we can open talks with Inter or AC Milan. We have to wait. I don’t discuss the tactical choices (of Tuchel), but it’s obvious that there was a problem."

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In his press conference later in the day Tuchel himself responded, saying: "If he plans to talk with the owner then maybe it's not his plan to talk with me. If he gets a meeting, maybe he can talk. It's his right and we will talk to anybody and evaluate the situation of any player including Romelu."

Finally, Lukaku's patience wore out. With speculation swirling around him and the player himself yet to comment, he took to Instagram on Friday. Writing in a note shared to his story, he said: "Never will I let someone speak for me. I kept my mouth shut and focused on helping the team and end the season in the best way as possible. So if someone out there trying to say something about me and the club.. Not in my name. RL."

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