Chelsea striker Lukaku still favours loan option

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has again declared a willingness to leave on-loan.

While the departures of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou - and the likely exit of Florent Malouda - could open the door for him next season, the Blues have been linked with a wealth of attacking talent this summer, including strikers Edinson Cavani and Hulk.

Lukaku told Sky Sports News: "If I can stay here at Chelsea and be part of the starting XI and score a lot of goals for the club and make the team win, that's good for me and for the club as well.

"But if I can go on loan and play in another team and score goals and then come back and explode, it will be good as well.

"I just keep my feet grounded and work hard each day and then after the tour we will see what will happen."

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