Chelsea transfers: Lukaku says his future is up to Mourinho

Chelsea transfers: Romelu Lukaku claims that his future at Stamford Bridge next season is up to Jose Mourinho

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Romelu Lukaku scored 17 goals for West Brom this season Photo: H Bischoff, via Wikimedia

Romelu Lukaku says his future at Chelsea is in the hands of Jose Mourinho.

The Belgium international was a big hit at West Bromwich Albion this season, scoring 17 goals in 35 Premier League appearances during his season-long loan spell.

Mourinho is widely expected to take over as Blues boss this summer after the Portuguese coach’s Real Madrid exit was confirmed.

And Lukaku, who has been linked with a loan return to West Brom as well as West Ham United, wants to feature regularly next season to force his way into the Belgium set-up ahead of the World cup in Brazil.

“I want to play as much as possible. I want to have a good World Cup so need to be ready,” Lukaku is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Chelsea? It depends on Mourinho, if he takes over, and what he has to say.”

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan last week said he would be keen to bring Lukaku to Upton Park on loan next season.

“Lukaku would be a loan again. We’d maybe buy him a year later if Chelsea decide they don’t want him,” Sullivan said.

“If we sign Andy, it would be a record signing for the club. He and Romelu would be devastating. The best strike-force outside of the top six or seven.

“Lukaku has been amazing for West Brom this season and I’d hope that he would prefer to live in London.”

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