Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea: Everton striker likes 'trophy-winning mindset' at former club

Belgian looks set for return to Stamford Bridge 

Simon Rice@simonrice
Friday 27 May 2016 09:33

Romelu Lukaku looks set for a return to Chelsea after making the Stamford Bridge club his first choice destination.

The Everton striker has indicated in recent days that his future lies away from Goodison Park. He joined the Toffees on a permanent deal two years ago after a successful season-long loan on Merseyside.

However, the lack of progress by Everton despite Lukaku's 43 Premier League goals over three seasons has left the Belgium international seeking a new club.

Lukaku said: "I'm at a point where I have to make a good career choice. I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football."

He added: "I got that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea."

Lukaku says he will listen to Everton's new owners but it appears unlikely they will be able to change his decision to leave.

"We have a new investor at Everton and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles."

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is eager to sign a new striker

Chelsea are understood to be keen on buying back their former striker, who was never given much of a chance at Stamford Bridge despite impressing on his loan at Everton and prior to that with West Brom. He was sold to Everton for £28m but the 23-year-old could now cost closer to £60m.

A deal could be reached quickly, with Lukaku's father Roger recently stating: "I think a transfer will be done before the Euros."

The tournament in France begins on June 10.

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