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Transfer news: Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku flattered by Juventus interest

Everton's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring second goal during Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal
Image: Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea striker says he is proud of interest from Juventus

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku says he is proud of Juventus' interest in him but his thoughts are only on Belgium's World Cup campaign.

Belgium play their opening Group H match against Algeria on Tuesday with Lukaku expected to start.

His impressive form in the build up to the competition saw the Chelsea frontman bag four goals in three friendly games - a hat-trick against Luxembourg and one against Sweden.

Juventus have emerged as the latest club to be linked with a bid to sign the 21-year-old, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

I'm proud of Juventus' interest in me, but I'm just thinking of Belgium for now.
Romelu Lukaku

Despite scoring 33 goals in all competitions over the course of those two years Lukaku is not expected to break into Jose Mourinho's regular starting XI in the upcoming season and he admitted that rumours of the Italian champions' interest was welcome.

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He is quoted as saying by Sky Italia: "I'm proud of Juventus' interest in me, but I'm just thinking of Belgium for now."

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