ANTONIO CASSANO claims that he will stop watching Barcelona games if they sign Romelu Lukaku.

The Chelsea ace has endured rough return to Stamford Bridge this season, although did impress in Italy last term.

Lukaku's previous form in Serie A, however, isn't enough to convince Cassano that he's a player worth watching.

Amid Barca links with Chelsea's No9, Cassano blasted the Blues ace.

The 39-year-old told Bobo TV: "I’m in love with Barca’s philosophy, but if they sign Lukaku I won’t watch a game anymore.

“He can’t play three passes with Chelsea where he has no competition.

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"At Barcelona they play 55 before going for goal, how could he do it?"

Lukaku has managed just five Premier League goals in 23 appearances since making his £97.5million Stamford Bridge return.

He has added more strikes in the cups, with his overall tally coming to 12 in 40.

Last season with Inter he bagged 30 in 44 games as Antonio Conte's side won Serie A.

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Lukaku, 28, gave a bombshell interview to Sky Italia in December, in which he admitted he's not happy with his situation at Chelsea.

He recently had his fitness criticised by boss Thomas Tuchel.

The German said: "After a period of injury, he lacks the stiffness and fitness for matches. I don’t point the finger on him. It’s just a fact, it’s not even his fault.

“It is just like this and in the crucial time of the season where you need a certain rhythm.

"If you compare our matches and see the difference of Brentford, Real Madrid and then Southampton, Real Madrid – in a short period of time you see the huge amount of effort we put in to become again a winning team. This is what we need.

“It goes from there and then Romelu should have maybe had a goal against Real Madrid and on Sunday, missing the luck. It’s an option that he starts.

“If he starts we need him physically. Maybe he cannot play 90 minutes, maybe to put it all out there for 60 minutes.”

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