Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku snubs loan after Mourinho talks

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Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku appears determined to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea, as he has turned down the offer of a loan move to West Ham United.

According to the Express, the Belgium international was offered the chance to spend a season at Upton Park, but decided against it after he was told by Jose Mourinho that he would get first team chances at Chelsea in this coming season.

Lukaku spent last season on loan at West Brom and was impressive in leading the line for them, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League.

The report claims Mourinho sees something of Didier Drogba in Lukaku and is hoping to get some similar performances out of the 20-year-old in his first season back in charge of the Stamford Bridge club.

However, it has been suggested by many that the former Anderlecht starlet would be better served to spend another season away on loan to gain further first team experience.

Chelsea already have Demba Ba and Fernando Torres in attack and have been linked with a number of high profile centre-forwards this summer.

That would mean limited chances in attack for Lukaku and he could risk a repeat of his nightmare first season in west London, where he played very rarely.

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