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Lukaku focused on Everton loan spell

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Lukaku impressed against West Ham  (©GettyImages)
Lukaku impressed against West Ham (©GettyImages).

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he is fully focused on helping Everton this season but believes Chelsea will be his 'future'.

Lukaku was loaned out to Roberto Martinez's Everton on deadline day as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wanted the Belgium international to get more minutes under his belt.

The 20-year-old starlet began his Everton career with a debut goal against West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground and admitted after Saturday's encounter that he was looking forward to playing for the Toffees.

Lukaku, speaking to Sky Sports in the aftermath of Everton's impressive 3-2 victory, said: "Everton were that step I needed. As a team they are always close to the top four and get to cup finals. That was really interesting for me.

"Every time I played against them I had difficult games so I wanted to play in that team. After the top teams I think they are the best team in the league.

"At my age the most important thing is to play and develop. Everton gave me the opportunity so I'm very happy to be here. Chelsea is the future."

Lukaku - who impressed on loan at West Brom last season by scoring 17 Premier League goals - also revealed that he likes to study how other strikers play.

He added: "It's true that I watch every single game in the league - 90 minutes. I take my time to study and to learn other strikers' movements and to learn about other defenders. I take my time.

"Really I want to be one of the best in this league so you can only learn from the best by watching the best. After training I go home and record every game. I have a satellite and I just watch the games.

"My aim is to go down as one of the greatest. That's why I'm at Everton. I'm here to help the team, the team is here to help me."

Lukaku will be hoping to build on his debut goal when Roberto Martinez's side take on Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

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