Did Romelu Lukaku BLOCK major Chelsea transfer for Manchester City star?

Romelu Lukaku of Roma looks on during the Italian Serie A match between Roma V Milan At Stadio Olimpico On September 01, 2023 In Rome, Italy.
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Romelu Lukaku seemingly prevented Chelsea from signing Jeremy Doku years before his move to Manchester City.

City signed Doku from Anderlecht for £55.5m from Rennes this summer, but the Belgian starlet was on Chelsea's radar while still a 15-year-old youth player at Anderlecht.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...