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Chelsea starlet a transfer target for Swansea City

Lukaku has impressed at West Brom this season (©GettyImages)
Lukaku has impressed at West Brom this season (©GettyImages).

Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku has attracted interest from south Wales outfit Swansea City, according to reports. 

The teenage forward has scored 13 goals in 29 appearances for West Brom since signing a loan deal in August 2012, after only playing eight times during Chelsea's frantic UEFA Champions League winning season.

Considered by many as a replacement for Didier Drogba, Lukaku completed a £20 million move to West London twelve months earlier. However, the Belgian felt neglected, with Fernando Torres acting as Drogba's understudy.

Chelsea have had three different managers during Lukaku's career in English football, whilst the signing of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Demba Ba has done little to reduce competition within the multi-million pound squad.

Meanwhile, Swansea manager Michael Laudrup now seems keen on a move for the striker, hoping that it would reduce the burden on Michu in the 2013/14 campaign.

According to the Daily Mirror, Lukaku will ask Chelsea to loan him out for a second successive season this summer. 

Laudrup hopes that the lure of Europa League football will persuade Lukaku to swap The Hawthorns for Swansea. With the club's second highest scorer, Jonathan De Guzman, netting just five goals, it's no wonder the Swans are looking to add to their attack. 

Meanwhile, Chelsea face the possibility of joining the Swans in the Europa League - if they fail to achieve a top-four Premier League finish, for second season in a row. 

 

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West Bromwich Albion
Football
Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku
Premier League
Swansea City

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