As sides return from the World Cup, the transfer market will start to get a whole lot busier and the summer of 2014 could be the time when the future of Romelu Lukaku is decided. Signed by Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011, the striker has failed to score in 15 matches for the Stamford Bridge club but despite two successful loan spells at West Brom and Everton, it seems that Chelsea were never tempted to recall their player.
Speaking to the press ahead of the new campaign, it’s obvious that the Belgian international is desperate to sort his situation out.
“What I don’t want is to be loaned out,” Lukaku said.
“I am 21 and I have been loaned for the last two seasons. Thibaut Courtois was loaned for three seasons and will be without doubt the first-choice Chelsea goalkeeper.
“And Kevin De Bruyne has been transferred permanently to Wolfsburg. They are free in their heads – it is not my case. That would free me totally.”
The report, from the Express, goes on to claim that Spurs are the only club to make a firm offer but that the old chestnut regarding Champions league football is set to count against us.