Romelu Lukaku insists he wants to stay at Chelsea... 'the biggest club in England'
hoping to play for
Chelsea next season
Blues are understood to be
willing to sell Belgian striker
for a fee of £25m
Lukaku has had two
successful loan spells with
West Brom and Everton
Jose Mourinho is reportedly
prepared to include Lukaku
as part of the deal to bring
Atletico Madrid striker Diego
Costa to Stamford Bridge
Romelu Lukaku insists he is hoping
to stay at Chelsea next season,
despite uncertainty surrounding
his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium striker joined Chelsea
in 2011 but has spent the last two
seasons on loan - with West Brom
and Everton respectively - and
manager Jose Mourinho is
reportedly prepared to sell to
anyone willing to meet their
However, the 21-year-old is
determined to fight for his place at
a club where he has only started a
single Premier League game and is
yet to score a goal.
'It would be nice to get clarity
beforehand, but that will not
happen, so I'm completely focused
on the World Cup,' Lukaku told Het
'You know, I still have a two-year
contract at the biggest club in
England, because that's Chelsea.
So I still hope to play there.
Chelsea have a good coach.'
Lukaku scored 15 league goals for
Everton last season and, although
manager Roberto Martinez would
be interested in making the move
permanent, the Toffees have been
put off by Chelsea's asking price.
Mourinho has made signing a
striker a priority this summer with
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa
widely expected to arrive next
According to the Daily Express, the
Portuguese would consider letting
Lukaku leave in the opposite
direction to secure Costa's
Lukaku's stock looks set to rise at
the World Cup after he followed
his hat-trick against Luxembourg
on Monday to score the opening
goal In Belgium's 2-0 against
Sweden on Sunday.
'I have been working hard on my
game over the past few months
and everything seems to be coming
out now, ' he said.
'I have a good feeling about this
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