Stoke Missed Out On Chelsea Maestro
Pulis has claimed that the Belgian striker chose West Brom because of Steve Clarke’s link to the West London club over a move elsewhere in the Premier League.
The Stoke boss has claimed that he held talks with representatives at the West London club before the bulky striker opted for the Midlands club.
Lukaku has been the stand out player for Albion this season scoring 13 goals ahead of Shane Long and want away Nigerian Peter Odemwingie.
The on loan Chelsea striker is sure to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge next season after proving himself in the Premier League.
Lukaku is set to leapfrog Fernando Torres in the Blues pecking order and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is hopeful Lukaku will be one of the Blues’ most important player next season.
“I spoke to Chelsea first-team coach Steve Holland,” Pulis told Sky Sports.
“He was very complimentary about Romelu and we wanted him.
“Unfortunately, there were plenty of other people who knew about him, too. I think West Ham and Fulham were in there.
“But Steve got him on loan because of his connection with Chelsea.”