CHELSEA will not be able to recall Romelu Lukaku in the January transfer window despite their current injury crisis.
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But the pair have managed just seven goals between them in 32 appearances this term.
And he may well have been discussing the need for a new striker in the January window.
The Belgian, 29, returned to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in August 2021 in a deal worth £97.5million.
But he only managed 15 goals in 44 appearances last season and subsequently headed back to Inter in a loan move worth £7m.
Injuries have plagued his current campaign with just two goals in five appearances for the Serie A giants.
Meanwhile, Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel one month into this season, with new boss Potter kicking off his spell with a nine-match unbeaten run.
But three Premier League defeats in a row before the World Cup break have left the ex-Brighton head coach under pressure.
Chelsea sit eighth in the table, with their first game back coming at home to Bournemouth on December 27.
They then travel to Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day, before hosting champions Manchester City four days later.