Lukaku tiring of Chelsea bench could force move

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Chelsea starlet Romelu Lukaku has reportedly voiced concerns about a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge and could force a move.


The Daily Mail is reporting that the Belgium international’s representatives held talks with Blues officials after hardly featuring at all under Andre Villas-Boas so far this season.


Lukaku moved to Chelsea from Anderlecht in an £18million deal last summer but he has only featured ten times for the Londoners, with his three starts all coming in the Carling Cup.


“It is clear that, if Romelu's situation stays the same, we have to search for a solution,” said the player’s agent Christophe Henrotay.


“Chelsea want to loan him to another Premier League team, preferably one in London, so they can follow his evolution.”


The report claims that Fulham is a likely destination for the striker in a season-long loan next year.


Lukaku is concerned for his international future if he continues to play so little, especially now he has been told by Belgium’s national team coach Georges Leeskens.


“I will head back to Chelsea with the advice of Leekens in my mind,” the 18-year-old is quoting as saying.


“We had a long talk, and his words made me think. He told me I have to play if I want to be selected for the national team in the future.


“I want to be the number one striker for Belgium, but the problem is, the others are playing for their club sides, while I am not.


“Something has to change. I've progressed as a player since I arrived at Chelsea, because I am training with the best players in the world. But I miss the atmosphere in the stadium and the support of the public.”


Lukaku’s lack of opportunities were somewhat baffling, especially since Fernando Torres has been desperately short of form since his move to Stamford Bridge.


The Belgian’s frustration will have been compounded by the fact that Villas-Boas persisted with the Spanish striker even when Didier Drogba was away for five weeks on Africa Cup of Nations duty recently.

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