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Lukaku agent: It's all up to Chelsea

As speculation mounts about where Romelu Lukaku will be playing next season, the player's agent has insisted it depends on Chelsea's wishes not his.

When Romelu Lukaku's loan at Everton ends at the end of the season, the Belgian striker could be brought back to base, sent out to another Premier League team or loaned to one of his Serie A suitors.

Lukaku has been on excellent form for Everton and his exploits have won his the admiration of Serie A sides Roma and AC Milan.

The two teams are both reportedly determined to secure Lukaku on loan for next season, but it has been suggested that Chelsea have rejected Roma's advances already.

The player has spoken of how much he has enjoyed being at Everton and getting the chance to show what he is capable of, but his agent insists that the decision over where he ends up for the 2014-15 campaign is Chelsea's.

"For the moment Romelu is a Chelsea player," Christope Henrotay stressed.

"He still has two years on his contract with Chelsea and so it is all up to them.

"Having said that, we will discuss the best option together if Chelsea decide to let Lukaku leave.

"Chelsea want a big-name striker and lots of other goal scorers and if they end up with too many they may let Romelu go. If there aren't enough strikers, however, they could ask him to stay."

A lack of a reliable poacher has cost Chelsea dear on occasions this season and Jose Mourinho is expected to demand a high-profile striking recruit with Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa seen as the prime target.

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