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Real Madrid target Romelu Lukaku eager to remain with Anderlecht

Belgian international Romelu Lukaku was quick to re-assure Anderlecht fans that he will be staying with the club despite reported interest from Real Madrid.

Madrid are currently in the hunt for a third striker following the departure of Raul, and reports on Tuesday suggested that Jose Mourinho had made Lukaku, who has also been linked with Chelsea in the past, his main target in that position.

But the 17-year-old is happy to stay where is and continue progressing as a player.

"I'm staying," Lukaku told Marca. "My desire is to play the Champions League with this club and continue my studies in Brussels."

The forward is currently in Finland with the Belgium squad, where they will start their preparations for the Euro 2012 Qualifiers with a friendly match on Wednesday night.

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