Tuesday, 29th July, 2014
Chelsea are only looking to sell Romelu Lukaku and the striker is likely to remain in the Premier League, an assistant to the Belgian's agent has explained.
Lukaku has spent the last two seasons away from Stamford Bridge on loan, enjoying successful stints with Everton and West Brom, respectively.
He is looking to continue playing regular first team football in 2014/15, but looks poised to have few chances to do so under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
Italian champions Juventus have been linked with Lukaku, along with Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg. In England, Everton have been mooted as keen, while Arsenal and Liverpool are also thought to be keeping tabs on the Belgian's situation.
And English clubs have a big advantage, Oscar Damiani Junior, who works alongside Lukaku's agent Christophe Henrotay managing the Italian market, has explained.
"For the Italian teams there is little chance", he told Calcio Mercato.
"Chelsea [will] sell him outright. Juve were informed but, again, at present there is no chance for homegrown clubs. It is really a shame not to sign him, because he is a great player.
"Will he stay in the Premier League? I believe so."