Lukaku: I will return to Chelsea at end of season
The 20 year old Belgian international has already scored 8 goals in the Premier League this season for Everton after 13 appearances, more than Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba combined at Chelsea.
Reports in the press several weeks ago claimed that Lukaku and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had fallen out at some point, forcing Lukaku to head out on loan before the end of the transfer window. Despite having an incredibly successful season last year at West Brom, Lukaku was shipped out again and has enjoyed another year of playing time in the Premier League. His efforts up front have helped Everton find themselves just two points off league leaders Liverpool and Arsenal.
Chelsea fans will be ecstatic to hear that Lukaku will be returning to Chelsea at the end of the season, and that his experience with Everton will only help prepare him even further for his return to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Lukaku said, "I´ve had Jose Mourinho as a coach for two months," he added. "Something special. He´s building the foundations of an unbeatable machine again. We didn´t have problems.
"He wanted me to stay and asked me why I wanted to leave.
"In some interviews my words were twisted, but the truth is that he accepted to let me leave.
"He did understand what I wanted. That´s what I really appreciate in him."
"Am I getting ready for Chelsea next season? "Yes, why else would I have signed a contract for five years?
"I will return to Chelsea as one of the best strikers in the Premier League.
"I still want to become one of the best strikers in the world," he expressed. "I hope that you can put me in line with [Edinson] Cavani, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Robin] Van Persie, [Luis] Suarez and [Robert] Lewandowski in two years´ time.
"I analyse them all. I look at their movements. The presence of Ibrahimovic, the left foot of Van Persie, the right foot of Cavani, the movement of Lewandowski and the dribbles of Suarez.
"He is that unpredictable. In three years of the Premier League I haven´t seen anyone doing what he did."
Chelsea fans, do you think Mourinho should enter the market in January for a striker, or should he wait for the summer and the return of Lukaku? Can Torres, Eto'o and Ba realistically help lead Chelsea to Champions League and Premier League success?