Chelsea transfers: ‘Romelu Lukaku set to stay with Blues’

Chelsea transfers: Romelu Lukaku is set to stay and fight for starting spot, says assistant boss Steve Holland

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Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku Photo: H Bischoff/Wikimedia

Romelu Lukaku is set to stay at Chelsea and fight for a first-team spot next season, according to Steve Holland.

The Belgian forward spent the last campaign at Everton, where he scored 15 goals and made six assists in 31 Premier League games for the Toffees.

Lukaku, 21, has been linked with a permanent switch to Goodison Park, as well as a move to Atletico Madrid in recent weeks.

However, Chelsea assistant first-team coach Holland is expecting to see the striker stay at the west London club this summer.

“The plan is that he will join up with us at some stage during the second [pre-season] week when we are in Holland,” said Holland.

Asked if Lukaku will not be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge before he is due to head to Netherlands on tour, Holland added: “That’s the situation as I understand it.”

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