Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has hit back at the rumours suggesting a falling out between himself and parent club Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian international, who secured a loan move to the Toffees in the summer, claimed that the move was purely to gain crucial first team experience in the Premier League.
However the move started speculation that Lukaku wanted a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku told Sport Voetbal magazine: "I'd first said I wanted to stay at Chelsea during the summer, and then I felt I had to leave to play more. It was my goal to do better than last season."
Quashing the rumours even further, the powerful centre forward was full of praise for the Portuguese gaffer, saying: "He's building the foundations of an unbeatable machine again. We didn't have problems."
He then went on to mark his appreciation for Mourinho of his understanding to want to leave Chelsea on loan in the summer: "He did understand what I wanted. That's what I really appreciate in him."
Lukaku has netted eight goals so far during his 15 games this season at Everton, he also has five goals in 24 games for his country, and he is widely tipped to become one of the world's best strikers.
"I still want to become one of the best strikers in the world. I hope that you can put me in line with Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Van Persie, Suarez and Lewandowski in two years' time, " he said.
His loan spell at Everton comes on the back of an impressive pre-season, as well as a very successful stint at West Brom last campaign, where he managed to score 17 Premier League goals in 35 Premier League games.
It has widely been suggested that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made a mistake allowing Lukaku to ply his trade elsewhere in the Premier League, as his own crop of strikers have managed just five league goals between themselves this season.
Romelu Lukaku told the press that he will return to Chelsea next season, and he will be better than ever before: "I will return to Chelsea as one of the best strikers in the Premier League."
One thing's certain, however, Romelu Lukaku is certain to make a big impression on the Stamford Bridge horizon for years to come.
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