Chelsea’s West London rivals Fulham are reported to be interested in taking Romelu Lukaku on a season long loan from their rivals.
Lukaku has struggled to assert himself on Chelsea’s squad during his first season at the Bridge and it seems the club are also keen to move him out on loan to gain experience.
Fulham are keen to add to their firepower after seeing strikers Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson and Pavel Pobgrebnyak find themselves new clubs over the last few months leaving them with only Clint Dempsey – who is subject to interest from clubs – and new signings Mladen Petric and Hugo Rodallega as their only forward options.
However, loaning out Lukaku would leave Chelsea with only Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge as their striker options which does not seem viable for a team that wants to challenge on four fronts next season.
Chelsea are being linked with several strikers, mainly to replace the departed Didier Drogba, but surely until a replacement is signed and sealed any deal involving Lukaku should be on hold.
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