A report in the Italian media suggests that Romelu Lukaku opted to leave Inter Milan due to his poor relationship with Simone Inzaghi.

During his press conference with the Belgian national team, the striker remained tight-lipped regarding his chaotic summer transfer saga.

The 30-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan at Inter from Chelsea. The Nerazzurri were working on signing him on a permanent basis in the summer.

However, the Inter management later found out that he was negotiating with Juventus. Thus, they decided to abandon the pursuit.

Eventually, the Belgian joined Roma on loan. He’s enjoying a positive start to his stint at the Italian capital.

While the player didn’t reveal much in the press conference, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FcInterNews) argues that he left some hints regarding the reasons why he opted against remaining at Inter.

A Report Claims The Poor Rapport With Inter Milan Coach Simone Inzaghi Prompted The Exit Of Romelu Lukaku

The source claims that Lukaku had a frosty rapport with Inter coach Simone Inzaghi. The latter often favored Edin Dzeko in the pecking order, especially on the big occasions.

As the report explains, the Belgian striker hinted that he made his choice towards the end of the season.

The pink newspaper recalls how Dzeko started in the Champions League final against Man City while Lukaku entered as a substitute in the second half.