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Chelsea striker Lukaku not planning second loan spell

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Chelsea striker Lukaku not planning second loan spell

Romelu Lukaku expects to play a significant role for Chelsea next season and is not planning for a second loan spell.

The 20-year-old spent the 2012-13 campaign at West Brom, scoring 17 Premier League goals during his stay at the Hawthorns. After holding talks with returning Stamford Bridge manager Jose Mourinho, though, the striker is adamant that he will be a part of the club's first-team plans this season.

When asked by Sky Sports News if he was willing to move on loan this term, Lukaku replied: "No, not at the moment.

"You never know in football, but my mind is on Chelsea now and I have come back to do well in preseason ... I think I will have a place in the squad and hopefully in the starting XI.

"Last year I had a great season at West Brom, and I think have the qualities to do it here, but it is up to me. If I don't do well here, then loan again."

Lukaku would not reveal the details of his conversation with Mourinho, but he has been buoyed by the discussions.

"Yeah, we spoke and I want to keep it private because, when you have confidential talks with the manager, it has to stay between you and him," Lukaku said. "We had a good talk and now it's up to me."

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