Aug 1 2011 By Matt Lewis
ROMELU Lukaku has warned Chelsea that he is not prepared to be shipped out on loan if he secures a move to Stamford Bridge.
The powerful striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Blues this summer and was reportedly the subject of an £18 million bid last month.
Anderlecht have resisted Chelsea’s advances so far, but the Belgian club are believed to be willing to do business if they receive an offer in excess of £20 million.
But Lukaku has warned boss Andre Villas-Boas he is not willing to follow new Blues signing Thibaut Courtois out of west London on-loan if a deal can be struck.
“When I do leave, it will not to be lent on as Thibaut Courtois has been,” Lukaku explained.
The 18-year-old, dubbed the new Didier Drogba, has previously expressed a public desire to join Villas-Boas’ side.
However, Lukaku insists he is also open to offers from other clubs – as long as they can provide him with the opportunity to develop his talent.
He added: “I want to go to a club where I can develop further. It’s not that I just want to be transferred to Chelsea.
“At the moment I am patient. I remain at Anderlecht and I am not thinking of a transfer.”
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