Romelu Lukaku: 2013/14 Potential destinations
Chelsea opinion: Where will Romelu Lukaku be playing next season?
Romelu Lukaku may only be 20, but his tender age has not stopped him impressing in the Premier League this season.
He spent last season on loan at West Brom, although he will return to Chelsea this summer.
But where will he be playing next season?
There has been a lot of recent talk of Lukaku joining the Hammers as they try to find a strike-partner for Andy Carroll, who is expected to complete his £15 million from Liverpool within the next few weeks.
Owner David Sullivan said having Lukaku on loan along with Lukaku would be a "devastating" partnership and the best in the top seven.
They lost out to West Brom in signing Lukaku at the start of the season. Tony Pulis has always been a fan and claimed West Brom only got him because of his Chelsea connections. Without Pulis being there anymore the question is whether he is still on Stoke's list of potential strikers in what looks to be a summer of change at the Britannia Stadium.
Michael Laudrup has made it known in recent weeks that it will be a big summer for Swansea City as they venture into their Europe for the first time in the club's history.
Lukaku has played abroad in Belgium before his big-money move to Chelsea, so this could be the ideal signing for Laudrup.
A long line of interest of clubs for Lukaku has always been made clear, but Fulham have to be one of the first. They failed last summer as Lukaku did not want to join one of Chelsea's main rivals, but with Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega not firing this season, will Martin Jol look to Lukaku to increase his attacking options once more?
It’s fair to say he’s been in the form of his life at West Brom, playing regular first-team football this season. He scored on his debut and hasn’t stopped scoring since, netting 17 Premier League goals in total and claiming five assists.
Steve Clarke has said he would love to keep him at the Hawthorns for another year on loan from the Blues.
Borussia Dortmund are one of the most-recent teams to express an interest in Romelu Lukaku - and he has admitted his interest in signing on loan for the Champions League finalists, saying it may be an ideal move because he needs first-team football - and with the likely departure of Robert Lewandowski he may get it there.
Where better than his parent club? Chelsea fans were keen to get him back in January but did not get their wish. They have all recognised what he has done for West Brom this season but it will all depend on the change of manager, as Lukaku has reiterated he does need to play.
If Mourinho does come back those opportunities may be even more limited, with big names such as Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo already linked to the club.
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