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Romelu Lukaku Targets Chelsea Return

On-loan forward keen to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

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Romelu Lukaku has insisted he wants to return to Chelsea at the end of the season in favour of extending his loan spell at West Brom for a second season.

Chelsea sent the big Belgian forward to The Hawthorns this season despite having only Fernando Torres as the only forward at the club, and he has proven to be a big hit with his performances in attack for West Brom.

Lukaku was expected to be long-term replacement for Didier Drogba, who left in the summer on a free transfer, but has gained his experience of the Premier League in the midlands, scoring nine times for West Brom and leading the line impressively.

The signing of Demba Ba in January in a £7.5million deal from Newcastle Unuted has put Lukaku further down the pecking order at Chelsea when he does return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and it had been suggested that the 19-year-old striker would stay at West Brom for another year.

But Lukaku is intent on returning to Chelsea to prove his worth ahead of the 2013/14 season in which he plans to impress a new manager.

“Yeah, that is the dream. That’s what I signed for Chelsea for,” Lukaku told Sky Sports News. “My aim is to play at the Bridge and to be a legend over there in the future.
 
“But the time is going so really I need to keep playing. And hopefully in the next few years become one of the key elements at the Bridge.”

Lukaku is not fazedby the prospect of forcing his way past Torres and Ba, plus any new arrivals with Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, and into the first-team frame.
 
“That’s the thing when you play for Chelsea. They will always sign big players,” he added. “So now it is up to me to show I can go over there and play and do the same as he does now.”

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