Chelsea transfer news: 15-goal striker speaks on his future, ex-Blues defender set for Italy move?

Romelu Lukaku

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has said that he will think about his future after his holiday.

The 21-year-old Belgium international is scheduled to return to Stamford Bridge later this month.

Lukaku played on loan for Everton last season and for West Bromwich Albion in the 2012-13 campaign, having joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in the summer of 2011.

Following Belgium’s defeat to Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup, the youngster, who scored 15 goals in the Premier League for the Toffees last season, admitted that his future has yet to be decided.

‘I want to be somewhere where I can play my best football and hopefully win titles’, The Guardian quotes him as saying. ‘It’s up to me to work hard but there are choices to make.

‘Things like that happen in football and I’m confident I will make the right choice. I’m looking at everything but first of all I want to go on holiday and relax a little bit’.

One Chelsea star whose World Cup dreams are still intact is Willian, who is expected to replace Neymar in Brazil’s starting line-up for their semi-final clash against Germany on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old winger has said that he hopes to be part of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side’s team and is confident of playing alongside his club team-mate Oscar against the Germans.

‘We have played a lot of games together’, London24.com quotes him as saying. ‘With Chelsea I played more to the right with Oscar through the middle, but we were free to move around.

‘We are very familiar with each other’s game. I know about his skills and he knows mine. I don’t think it would be a problem because we have worked together for one year at Chelsea’.

Two former Chelsea stars are also in the news this morning, as the futures of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are yet to be confirmed.

Former Arsenal and Blues defender Cole will sign a two-year contract with Roma today, according to Sky Sport Italia. The 33-year-old left-back will reportedly land in Rome this morning and then put pen to paper.

Midfielder Lampard has been linked with a move to the A-League, with Melbourne City said to be keen on the 36-year-old England international.

However, the club’s chief executive Scott Munn has played down the speculation.

‘As a standard rule we don't comment on any media speculation’, Goal.com quotes him as saying. ‘But if, since January when CFG (City Football Group) acquired us, if we'd signed every player linked to us we'd have 60 players flying with us tonight.

‘For us, we're really happy with how our list is coming together and really looking forward to a couple of weeks (of) pre-season’.

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