The new manager of Chelsea is looking to strengthen his squad, as he prepares to take over from Jose Mourinho in the summer.
Lukaku is one of several names being linked with the Stamford Bridge club, along with Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen, Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, and Real Madrid’s Radamel Falcao.
The Belgian striker is yet to be officially signed by Chelsea, but reports from Belgium’s Sunday Hand newspaper suggest the Blues will be willing to sell the 25-year-old.
“It is not yet clear whether Chelsea will sell Lukaku, but Chelsea are already looking to make a deal with the player, who has been linked with Chelsea for a number of years,” the paper said.
“Chelsea have made no secret of their desire to strengthen their squad, and with the arrival of Romelo Lukaku they have a chance of getting a player who can add something to their squad in the short-term.”
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Chelsea would be happy to take the player back, as long as he is not on a permanent deal.
“The Chelsea manager wants to strengthen the squad,” the Sunday Hand added.
“He knows that Romelou Lukaku is very important to his future.
We hope that the new Chelsea manager will not only help Lukaku to develop but also will offer him a permanent move.”
Lukacs deal with Chelsea could be the final step in a difficult time for the Chelsea manager.
Despite being named as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper last season, the Blues are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Manchester United.
In order to make the Champions League and possibly a Europa League place, the Portuguese club have already sold their star player, Branislav Ivanovic.