FULHAM CHASE LUKAKU
Fulham manager Martin Jol is looking at the possibility of bringing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to the club on a loan deal. The Belgian international has grown frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at the club, despite arriving for £ 18 million in the last summer transfer window.
Even though he is extremely disappointed at the lack of first-team opportunities, he is still willing to play for Chelsea. In order to get first team experience, Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he is ready to go on loan deals to various clubs. Fulham have emerged as the favourite club to secure his signature, as they look to replace Bobby Zamora.
The 18-year-old striker is very much reminiscent of Didier Drogba, who has completed his move to China after spending eight years with Chelsea, when it comes to pace and power. However, it is thought that Chelsea can the player needs to improve his finishing and mental skills in order to be a real Premier league goalscorer. A move to Fulham for one season is expected to help him become a much better player. It remains to be seen if Roberto di Matteo will be willing to let the player leave especially after having not signed a replacement for Didier Drogba until now.
This is not the first time Fulham and Chelsea are looking to strike a deal. The Cottagers have already signed the current Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta on a season long loan deal last season. Even though it did not work out as well as planned, the French winger gained a lot of experience after playing regularly under the manager Martin Jol. Fulham have already signed two strikers in the summer transfer window. It is expected that the arrival of Romelu Lukaku will make Martin Jol look elsewhere when it comes to strengthening the team.