Interest in Chelsea striker grows

West Brom striker Romelu LukakuRomelu Lukaku will hold talks with Chelsea next week amid speculation West Ham are among plenty of Premier League clubs keen.

The striker has impressed on a season-long loan at West Bromwich Albion, scoring 14 goals to help the Baggies up to a top-10 Premier League finish.

He is set to return to parent club Chelsea next week and wants immediate talks to try and sort out his future, with plenty of top-flight clubs watching his situation closely.

It is thought the Blues, whose focus has been on Wednesday’s Europa League final, could decide to give him a chance at Stamford Bridge next season although they could again opt to send him out on loan.

West Brom would be keen to secure his services for a second-successive campaign, but they would face big competition from the Hammers, Fulham, Everton, Aston Villa and Newcastle – to name just four – who have all also been linked with the Belgian ace.

Chelsea could even decide to sell the front-man permanently for the right price, but clubs would likely have to fork out around £15million for the 20-year-old.

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