Romelu Lukaku to use World Cup as shopping window

Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku has reportedly admitted he’s hoping for a good World Cup in a bid to seal a transfer away from the club.

According to an interview reported by The Daily Mail, Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is looking for a way out of club this summer.

The Belgian international spent the last season out on loan at fellow Premier League side Everton, and despite netting 15 goals in 31 league appearances, his form hasn’t convinced the Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

It's surprising, given Lukaku's similar playing style to former Chelsea favourite Didier Drogba. Nevertheless, it appears from day one the striker's face hasn't fit at Stamford Bridge, and there are a number of clubs willing to take him off Chelsea's hands.

His future has been in doubt since Mourinho publically spoke of his wishes to sign a new striker this summer, and if reports are to be believed, Atletico Madrid top goalscorer Diego Costa appears to be man heading to Stamford Bridge.

His probable arrival would certainly make life difficult for Lukaku, and the 21-year-old has allegedly admitted as such by stating his intentions of performing well at the World Cup in a bid to move on elsewhere.

"You know Chelsea, every year they buy a new top striker.” said Lukaku, quoted by The Daily Mail.

"I remember me coming into the dressing room last year and seeing Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba and going: 'Whoah! What’s happening here? But it’s no problem. Many clubs are interested in me. At this stage I have to look to myself. I have to play a good World Cup.”

“That’s very interesting for all the players looking for a transfer. And I must be one of them. Chelsea know my point of view.”

The former Anderlecht striker has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid as part of a deal to bring Diego Costa to West London.

Despite his excellent goalscoring elsewhere, surprisingly, Lukaku has never found the net in a Chelsea shirt in an official competition.

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