Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is ready to quit parent club Chelsea.

The Daily Star says he handed in a ­transfer request three months ago.

Despite Chelsea trying to ­persuade him to stay, the 20-year-old insisted on going and eventually agreed a season-long stint at Goodison.

West Brom, who had him on loan last season, wanted him back but the Blues were keen on him joining a bigger club.

But Lukaku, despite being ­desperate to succeed at Stamford Bridge, is understood to be prepared to go for good if Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho signs another striker next month or in the summer.

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