It’s highly unlikely Lukaku will be part of the squad to face the Spanish side on Wednesday
Lukaku’s announcement is expected to be today but it’s relatively unlikely he would be registered in time to make Chelsea appearance against Villarreal.
The Blues will lock horns with the Europa League winners as they set eyes on the super cup and Tuchel is already fired his boys up as he looks to add a third Chelsea trophy to his cabinet.
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According to close sources, Tuchel knowing Lukaku won’t making the squad for the game tomorrow night, has exclusively demanded for the Belgian to travel along to Ireland.
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The game which will be hosted in Windsor Park will kick off by 7:00pm GMT.
Tuchel believe it will be a good time for the new striker to meet his new teammates and get to know each other.
Lukaku may get only little time to know his teammates personally before the season resumes.
The locker room has clearly changed a lot since he left for Everton and so have people in it changed.