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Romelu Lukaku open to Chelsea exit

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Romelu Lukaku says he is prepared to leave Chelsea and stay at Everton if it is best for his career.

The on-loan Chelsea striker has been on fire at Goodison Park this season and has so far scored seven goals in the Premier League.

And it seems the 20-year-old is enjoying life so much away from Stamford Bridge that he is prepared to stay on Merseyside should they qualify for the Champions League.

Asked on BBC Football Focus if he would stay at Everton, Lukaku said: "It's not a bad idea. If we play Champions League, yeah, why not?

"I was watching the games this week and I miss European football a lot.

"I would like to be successful at Chelsea but I have to work and grow and be a better player and then at the end of the season see what is the best decision for my career."

The quotes from Lukaku come at a bad time. On Friday afternoon Mourinho criticised the Belgian for his talkative nature before challenging him to reveal the real reason he was sent out on loan.

The intriguing comments suggested that bad blood lies between the two and puts Lukaku's future at Stamford Bridge in doubt.

Suggesting he is ready to quit Chelsea has added fuel to the fire and Lukaku continued to pour it on in the interview, revealing that he hasn't heard from anyone at Chelsea in over two months.

He added: "It's a bit strange at the minute, the last time I heard from [Chelsea] was a couple of months ago.

"But I think they are watching my performances."

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