Milan join Lukaku hunt, but will Chelsea let him go?

Romelu Lukaku

It is being reported that AC Milan have joined Roma in trying to secure a loan deal for Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku, but he may be needed at Stamford Bridge.

As Chelsea continue their striker search, Romelu Lukaku's next move remains uncertain but if he isn't wanted in West London he seems to have a future in Serie A.

The Belgian marksman has impressed on loan at Everton this season but has admitted that he isn't sure where he will be playing next year.

There have been reports that Roma contacted Chelsea to request Lukaku's loan but that their approach was rebuffed, suggesting that Lukaku may be part of Jose Mourinho's plans.

But Roma's rejection doesn't seem to have put off other suitors with the Daily Express reporting that AC Milan are tracking the 14-goal marksman.

The Express believes that it is unlikely Lukaku will be brought back to Stamford Bridge and insists that he will probably spend another season elsewhere.

Milan will look to strengthen their squad significantly in the summer after a disappointing season, but the extent of their signing power may be determined by whether or not they can secure a place in the Europa League.

With two games remanning in Serie A, Milan trail Torino, who hold the final Europa League berth, by just one point but they are also level with Parma and have Verona and Lazio just one point behind them.

Lukaku could be an attractive option as he would arrive on loan, which would make him cost effective, but the player may be more interested in Roma, who can guarantee Champions League football.

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