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Lukaku not keen on rapid Chelsea return

ESPN staff
December 23, 2012
Romelu Lukaku is relishing life at West Brom © PA Photos

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he has no interest in returning to Chelsea for at least another two years.

The striker was signed by Chelsea during the Andre Villas-Boas reign in the summer of 2011, but he made little impact and West Brom snapped him up on loan this summer.

Lukaku has flourished under the guidance of Baggies boss Steve Clarke and took his goals tally for the season to six with a strike in the win over Norwich.

The Belgium international feels he has a future at Chelsea, but does not want to return and sit on the bench.

"I am in the perfect environment to learn and do well for two years and then go back to Chelsea and play," Lukaku said. "I had to learn a lot last season but now I have to learn and act on what I have learned.

"The head coach is doing a great job with me and now it's down to me to earn more starts and do well for the team because the team has to win, and hopefully I can help with that.

"It's all about minutes on the pitch - and I want to play. I love the game, I love football and since I was a baby I have wanted to play.

"I'm enjoying my time here a lot and my family and friends can see that.

"I am a changed man and I have settled down a lot as it's very similar here to my home town. I am very happy."

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