Chelsea Striker en route to Fulham
Fulham have offered to take Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan.
Lukaku, who moved to Stamford Bridge for £18million last summer, has become frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at Chelsea.
Fulham boss Martin Jol is looking to sign a striker after missing out on Liverpool striker Andy Carroll and Roberto Di Matteo will allow the 19-year-old to make a temporary switch.
Lukaku scored twice against the Seattle Sounders in the first game of Chelsea’s pre-season tour of America last week.
SOURCE: London Evening Standard
It seems Chelsea are looking to offload another pricey striker purchased in last Summer’s transfer window. Belgian youngster Lukaku has been frustrated at a lack of minutes at Stamford Bridge and wants a loan switch if he cannot force his way into the Chelsea team.
Once described as the “new Didier Drogba”, the 19-year-old moved from Anderlecht in August 2011 but was overshadowed by £50 million Fernando Torres and spent the majority of last season playing for the reserves.
Lukaku scord 121 goals in 68 games for his local team between 2004 until 2006 before joining the Belgian giants.
He scored twice for the Blues in a 4-2 victory in last week’s pre-season tour friendly against Seattle Sounders.
The release of Soloman Kalou and Drogba may have made space for Lukaku but with Blues looking to sign Hulk according to The Telegraph, it appears that boss Roberto Di Matteo believes the best bet for the starlet is to hone his talents at a smaller club where he will be guaranteed time on the pitch.
If Lukaku performs for the Cottagers and Torres continues his patchy Premier League form however, it will beg the question: have Chelsea been overlooking a goal-machine?
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