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Lukaku keen on another loan


Romelu Lukaku looks set to spend another season away from Stamford Bridge after his loan deal with West Bromwich Albion expires.

However, the Belgian striker looks set to opt for a team playing in Europe, rather than remain at the Hawthorns, where he has scored thirteen goals in twenty-nine appearances since arriving last August.

The report in the Daily Mail claims that the 19 year old in keen to boost his chances of starting at next year’s World Cup, should Belgium qualify.

Meanwhile, the Express claims that the club will make a bold move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

Both Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain are also interested in the Ivorian  following news that he has given his club an ultimatum over his future.

The Sun last week reported that the 29 year old was ready to buy out his contract on order to force a move should he not be offered a new contract by the Premier League champions.

With two years left on his current deal, at wages of £220 thousand a week, it would cost the former Barcelona man around £22 million to do so.

The rumours will do nothing to halt reports of Frank Lampard’s supposedly imminent exit from Stamford Bridge.

The England midfielder, who recently scored his 200th goal for the Blues, is yet to be offered a new deal, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

Chelsea back in for Hulk?

Zenit St Peteresburg forward Hulk has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to Chelsea after becoming disillusioned with life in Russia.

Metro reports that the £40 million pound man has asked to be transferred at the end of the season after falling out with manager Luciano Spalletti.

The Blues have previously twice failed with bids for the Brazilian, who has managed just three goals in eleven league appearances with the Russian champions.

Meanwhile, The Sun have reported that Chelsea are currently in pole position to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

It was claimed earlier this week that the Ivory Coast international would leave the Etihad Stadium in the summer if he wasn’t offered an improvement on his current deal, thought to be worth £220,000 per week.

Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the 29 year old, who would cost around £22 million.

Elsewhere, Gael Kakuta has revealed that he is seeking a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge.

The 21 year old, who has barely featured for the Blues since signing in 2009, is currently on loan at Vitesse in the Netherlands, having previously had spells with Fulham, Bolton Wanderers and Dijon in his homeland.