Chelsea striker Lukaku not planning second loan spell

The Belgian striker is confident that he can repeat last season's impressive West Brom form at Stamford Bridge after holding positive talks with new manager Jose Mourinho
Romelu Lukaku expects to play a significant role for Chelsea next season and is not planning a second loan spell.

The 20-year-old spent the 2012-13 campaign at West Brom, scoring 17 Premier League goals during his stay at the Hawthorns.

But, after holding talks with returning Stamford Bridge manager Jose Mourinho, the striker is adamant that he will be a part of the club's first-team plans this season.

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When asked by Sky Sports News if he was willing to move on loan this term, Lukaku replied: "No, not at the moment.

"You never know in football but my mind is on Chelsea now and I have come back to do well in pre-season and, if I do a good pre-season, I think I will have a place in the squad and hopefully in the starting XI.

"Last year I had a great season at West Brom and I think have the qualities to do it here but it is up to me. If I don't do well here, then loan again."

Lukaku would not reveal the details of his conversation with Mourinho but has been buoyed by the discussions.

"Yeah, we spoke and I want to keep it private because, when you have confidential talks with the manager, it has to stay between you and him," he explained.

"We had a good talk and now it's up to me."