The Belgian striker, who has been on loan to West Brom last season and to Everton in the current campaign, does not appear to figure in Jose Mourinho's plans for the BluesChelsea striking trio Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o have a combined total of 15 Premier League goals this season. Romelu Lukaku alone has 12 for Everton.
With such statistics, it would only appear logical for the Blues to keep hold of the Belgian striker when his loan at Goodison Park ends, especially with Jose Mourinho making it "clear" that his side will move for a striker in the summer.
But it appears that the Portuguese is instead ready to let Torres continue at Stamford Bridge, while refusing to comment on Lukaku's future.
“I don’t think it’s the time to speak about it,” Mourinho said on Friday. “He is a Chelsea player but at the same time he is also an Everton player until the end of the season and we want to respect that. Everton has been a good club for a loan.”
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has confirmed that they will launch a bid for Lukaku when the transfer window opens, while the striker's agent has also admitted that talks have been held with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
It seems like the majority of Goal Singapore readers believe that Lukaku should be sold as well, with 54.6% indicating that he might as well leave Chelsea since his future at the club looks non-existent. Conversely, the remaining 45.5% think that Mourinho should instead build his team around Lukaku next season, with the striker having proven his potential with Everton and on loan at West Brom last season.