Monday, 16th June, 2014

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has expressed his pleasure at interest in his services from Italian champions Juventus, but stressed he is focused on the World Cup at present.

Lukaku has spent the last two seasons away from Stamford Bridge on loan, at West Brom and Everton respectively, and is expected to seal a permanent exit from the Blues this summer.

The Belgium international has enjoyed an uneasy relationship with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who is thought to have told the club's board to cash in on the former Anderlecht man.

However, with interest from both Arsenal and Liverpool, Mourinho has instructed Lukaku be sold abroad.


There are a number of sides from outside England who have expressed an interest, including Atletico Madrid, Wolfsburg and Juventus. And Juventus could well be an option, with the player reacting positively to the Bianconeri being keen.


"I am proud that Juventus are interested in me", Lukaku admitted to Sky Italia.

"But at the moment I am concentrating on Belgium", he added.

Belgium get their World Cup campaign up and running tomorrow against Algeria.

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