West Ham Set Sights On Chelsea Youngster

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Upton Park side keen on Stamford Bridge forward.

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West Ham are among a throng of clubs ready to take Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku on a season long loan spell next term if Chelsea opt to send the 20 year old out to amass some extra Premier League experience according to Goal.com.

Lukaku has impressed during his time at West Brom this season, his 14 goals helping Steve Clarke’s side secure a likely top eight finish and no doubt the Baggies may look to land the striker for another year.

The likes of Everton and Fulham join West Ham in a push to sign the former Anderlecht man who may feel his future lies elsewhere as Chelsea are likely to bring in further attacking options with both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba already ahead of the powerful forward in the Blues pecking order.

Sam Allardyce may feel that a loan move for Lukaku is a more sensible option to a continued push to bring in Liverpool forward Andy Carroll on a permanent basis, with the Merseyside club said to want a hefty sum for the England man, which is unsurprising as the Anfield side did themselves pay £35m for the 24 year old.

Lukaku is yet to be given a fair crack of the whip by Chelsea with the West London side handing the £18m man just one Premier League start since his move to the club in August 2011.

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