Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku has no desire to go out on loan if he joins Chelsea this summer.

19415 - Lukaku not interested in Chelsea loan option

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."