Lukaku reveals loan interest
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has confirmed clubs want to sign him on loan next season and insists he has no problem with Andre Villas-Boas.
Last Updated: 01/03/12 8:34pm
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has confirmed clubs want to sign him on loan next season and insists he has no problem with manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Lukaku joined the Blues from Anderlecht last summer, but has been unable to establish himself at Stamford Bridge on a regular basis.
He has yet to score in 10 appearances for Chelsea, although his only starts have come in the Carling Cup and he has featured six times as a substitute in the Premier League.
The 18-year-old is unable to go out on loan this term as he has already played for two clubs and will have to keep battling the likes of Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge for a first-team role.
Anderlecht have been linked with a bid to re-sign the powerful forward on loan, while Serie A side Lazio have been mooted as admirers of Lukaku.
"It is said that the clubs are lining up to loan me and that is true," Lukaku told Voetbal International.
"I even heard that Anderlecht want me back. The club that wants me most is my preference.
"I want to be No.1 for Belgium, but our other strikers are not standing still. Something has to change."
Meanwhile, Lukaku has acknowledged that, while there is pressure currently on Villas-Boas, he says there is no issue with the Chelsea boss regarding his situation.
He added: "Do not get me wrong, I have no problem with Andre Villas-Boas. He is just under a lot of pressure."