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Roma could attempt to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to Serie A next season on loan, according to Italian press reports.

Romelu Lukaku is waiting to see what Chelsea decide to do with him in the summer and one option could see him relocate to Rome.

The Belgian international has been impressive on loan to Everton with 13 goals in 29 outings and there has been speculation about where he may end up next term.

It has been suggested that a good World Cup campaign could see Lukaku's value rocket and bring in offers from all over Europe, but he appears to already have a Serie A suitor.

Italian newspaper Il Messaggero is reporting that Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is preparing to ask Chelsea for the chance to take Lukaku on loan.

The paper believes that Jose Mourinho will keep his faith in his more experienced strikers and send Lukaku somewhere else for a third consecutive season, having already played for West Bromwich Albion on a temporary basis.

According to Il Messaggero, Lukaku is likely to renew his current contract which expires in 2016 before getting on a plane to Rome where he could stay for as long as two years.

Roma are expected to search for a striker in the summer to spearhead next season's Scudetto and Champions League campaigns and are likely to ditch Marco Borriello, who is currently on loan at West Ham.

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