Romelu Lukaku frustrated at lack of opportunities under Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas
Chelsea’s Belgium international Romelu Lukaku is prepared to go out on loan to safeguard his international future.
According to reports, Lukaku’s agent travelled to Paris yesterday to try rescue the 18 year-old’s international career.
The meeting was prompted by an ultimatum from Belgium coach Georges Leekens.
Lukaku, who appeared as a second-half substitute in Belgium’s 1-1 draw with Greece in Heraklion on Wednesday, said: “I will head back to Chelsea with the advice of Leekens in my mind.
“We had a long talk, and his words made me think.
“He told me I have to play if I want to be selected for the national team in the future. I want to be the number one striker for Belgium, but the problem is, the others are playing for their club sides, while I am not.
“Something has to change. I’ve progressed as a player since I arrived at Chelsea, because I am training with the best players in the world. But I miss the atmosphere in the stadium and the support of the public.”
Borussia Moenchengladbach and Lazio have expressed an interest in taking him on loan for the rest of the season, but the unsettled striker looks likely to remain in the UK.
Bolton and Everton are keen to bolster their attack but Chelsea would prefer the Belgian stay in London, which means a possible move to either Fulham or QPR.
Lukaku’s agent Christophe Henrotay said: “It is clear that, if Romelu’s situation stays the same, we have to search for a solution.
“Chelsea want to loan him to another Premier League team, preferably one in London, so they can follow his evolution.”