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Romelu Lukaku's Chelsea future depends on new manager

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku will wait to see if Jose Mourinho is re-appointed as the manager of Chelsea before making a decision on his playing location next season. 

Lukaku spent last season on-loan in the Midlands playing under Steve Clarke at West Brom, and the decision to make the move seemed like a worthy one. The Belgian showed his playing credentials too, scoring 17 goals in 35 games. 

The 20-year-old Belgian will be keen to make an impression under the new Chelsea manager, who ever it may be, but first team football would be a priority. 

Speaking to reporters, Lukaku said: "I want to play as much as possible. I want to have a good World Cup so need to be ready."

When asked about his foreseeable Chelsea future, Lukaku said to reporters: "Chelsea? It depends on Mourinho, if he takes over and what he has to say."

So it seems Lukaku's future will be at Chelsea, but another loan move wouldn't be out of the question, with Swansea City and Borussia Dortmund both having made enquiries for the striker

But Lukaku would face stiff competition if he returned to the Blues side next season, with Fernando Torres and Demba Ba having fought for a place this season. Interim manager Rafael Benitez resisted playing Torres and Ba together, but Mourinho may decide otherwise. 

The future manager will also have to decide on the future of young Brazilian striker Lucas Piazon, who has excelled playing for Malaga this season. Piazon will, like Lukaku, be keen to force his way into the first team next season too. 


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