Jul 18, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Chelsea FC forward Romelu Lukaku (18) and Seattle Sounders FC defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (34) both chase the ball during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Chelsea FC defeated Seattle 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Romelu Lukaku Expected to Remain at Stamford Bridge


Jul 18, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Chelsea FC forward Romelu Lukaku (18) and Seattle Sounders FC defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (34) both chase the ball during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Chelsea FC defeated Seattle 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

There have been a lot of transfer rumors swirling around Chelsea and new manager Jose Mourinho, but it looks like there is one player who won’t be going anywhere. Despite the rapid rumors that Mourinho is pursuing a number of dynamic strikers including Edinson Cavani and Hulk, Belgian international Romelu Lukaku could be an in house answer to fill the team’s needs. Lukaku has said he plans to remain at Stamford Bridge this season with hopes of becoming a starter.

“I have had a good conversation with Jose Mourinho, and I know it’s up to me to show I’m worth a place. It is the World Cup next year, and I need to be playing,” Kukaku told the Daily Mail. “But if I don’t get in the Chelsea team often enough, then I won’t deserve to be in the national squad. I am not afraid of that. I am determined to succeed with Chelsea next season. I want to prove myself.

“People will compare me with Didier Drogba, and he was always my hero” said Lukaku of the former Chelsea striker.  “But I am my own man, and I want to be known for what I do.’

If Mourinho and company want to spend smart money instead of big money, they should be willing to give Lukaku prove his worth. He would come as a relatively cheap option and allow The Blues to focus their transfer budget on key players in other areas on the pitch.

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