Lukaku not interested in Chelsea loan option
Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku has no desire to go out on loan if he joins Chelsea this summer.
Lukaku, 18, has been tipped to sign for Chelsea during the current transfer window, with recent reports suggesting the Blues lodged a bid in the region of £18 million for his signature. The Belgium international has been likened to current Chelsea star Didier Drogba.
Should Lukaku join, he would find himself fighting for a striking role against the likes of Fernando Torres, Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge in the Chelsea forward line. Therefore it is possible Andre Villas-Boas would want to loan the player out in order to gain further first-team experience.
It is a ploy Chelsea used after they recently captured Lukaku's Belgian compatriot Thibaut Courtois from Genk last month. The goalkeeper was subsequently loaned out to Atletico Madrid.
A similar agreement would not interest Lukaku. He told Belgian TV station VTM: "When I do leave, it will not be to be loaned out as Thibaut Courtois has been. I want to go to a club where I can develop further.
"It's not that I just want to be transferred to Chelsea. At the moment, I am patient. I remain at Anderlecht and I am not thinking of a transfer."