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Chelsea exit for contented Romelu Lukaku

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Romelu Lukaku could be set to stay with Everton and consequently leave Chelsea hinted Roberto Martinez.

The big striker has made even bigger impressions over the last two seasons in loan deals; last year West Brom Albion benefited from his services while The Toffees have been thankful for the Belgian this time around.

His loan at Goodison Park runs out at the end of the season and the 20-year-old is due to return to parent club Chelsea.

However, Roberto Martinez claims that Lukaku could be tempted to stay on Merseyside: “He’s a grounded and intelligent young man, who is not going to be swayed by the materialistic aspect of the game.

"What can we offer him? Just enjoying his football.

"As a player, happiness is something that is very important. When you can offer football happiness it’s an incredible opportunity.”

Lukaku came to Stamford Bridge as an 18-year-old following a big money move from Anderlecht in 2011 but has failed to establish himself which has led to talk of an exit.

The 27-cap international only made thee appearances in his debut campaign under the management of Andre Villas-Boas and, later, Roberto Di Matteo. 

Di Matteo then loaned the 6ft+ striker to the Baggies and in two years he has notched 30 Premier League goals. 

New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho used Lukaku in the Super Cup final during the pre-season but the striker missed a penalty before taking temporary leave. 

He is expected to play a important role for one of the favourites Belgium during the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

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