Belgian keen on Bundesliga switch.
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku admits he is likely to be loaned out again next season, and that a switch to Borussia Dortmund would be a tempting offer.
The young Belgian told the Daily Mail that he needs to playing first team football next season, and hinted that a move to the Champions League finalists would be preferable over other interest parties such as West Ham and Swansea City.
Lukaku has just finished a season on loan at West Brom, where he impressed with 17 league goals for the side, prompting talk that he could force his way into the Chelsea team next year, though he does not seem to share this optimism.
“I’ll start the season with Chelsea then I will speak with the management to discuss the best choice,” he said.
“I am a realist. I still need to grow and for that I need to have time to play during the next season.
“Dortmund would be a good choice.”
The Bundesliga giants are likely to be on the lookout for a new striker in the summer as they seem set to lose current top goal scorer Robert Lewandowski to rivals Bayern Munich.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have also been linked with moves for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke and Porto’s Jackson Martinez as replacements for the Polish goal-poacher.
Lukaku could also be joined in Dortmund by Chelsea and Belgium team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, another youngster who has impressed whilst out on loan, but who does not seem to feature in the Blues’ plans.