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Lukaku eyeing a Stamford Bridge return?

FUTURE IN DOUBT: Romelu Lukaku

PROLIFIC EVERTON striker Romelu Lukaku found himself in the shop window when his team lost 3-0 to champions elect Chelsea on April 30.

The former Anderlecht player, who was bought by Chelsea for £17 million and subsequently was bought by Everton for a club record of £28 million in 2014, has made it clear that he has trophy-winning ambitions of his own and does not see his long term future at Goodison Park.

It was reported recently that Everton would not sell Lukaku for less than £100 million and former employers Chelsea are amongst a host of clubs eyeing the situation.

Lukaku was born to Congolese parents. His father, Roger, also played professional football and was capped at international level by Zaire.

The Everton man has a younger brother named Jordan, who has progressed through the youth academy at Anderlecht and currently plays for SS Lazio in Italy. His cousin Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo plays for Club Brugge.

This season Lukaku has been isolated up front and left to do too much on his own with no support. Despite this, he had somehow managed to score in every home match for the Merseyside club prior to the Chelsea fixture, but he had his work cut out against a side looking increasingly likely to win the Premier League this season.

On 66 minutes the deadlock was broken by an exquisite goal from Pedro. The Chelsea midfielder created his chance with a wonderful bit of skill, turning the home side’s defence and firing home a thunderous shot which looped over Everton keeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Chelsea scored their second goal on 79 minutes as captain Gary Cahill scored from close range.
At this point Lukaku’s body suggested he was deflated. If Lukaku had the service he deserved then he would have been able to have a greater impact on the game. But against the big clubs Everton rely on him too much and he cannot produce miracles every time.

Chelsea continued to dominate and with five minutes remaining substitute Willian scored his team’s third after another quality move which involved a slick passing by Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

Lukaku dreams of Champions League football. His dream move would be a return to Chelsea but whether this would be a good move for him remains to be seen, especially if Diego Costa decides to stay with the London club.

Whatever he decides to go he will need a club that can give him the quality service to enable him to use his skills and strength effectively. He has 24 goals to date and is on course to claim the top flight Golden Boot. Just how many more goals would notch with a top four side?

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