Romelu Lukaku would consider leaving Chelsea to stay at Everton

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Better for my career at Everton - Lukaku

On-loan Everton striker Romelu Lukaku says he would consider staying at the club should they reach the Champions League.

The 20-year-old also said he had not been contacted by parent club Chelsea for two months despite his fine form.

Lukaku has scored seven Premier League goals with Everton seventh in the table, three points behind Chelsea.

"It's not a bad idea. If we play Champions League, yeah, why not?" said Lukaku when asked if he would stay.

"I was watching the games this week and I miss European football a lot.

"I would like to be successful at Chelsea but I have to work and grow and be a better player and then at the end of the season see what is the best decision for my career."

Lukaku, who speaks six languages and considers former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as his idol, was also successful while on loan at West Brom last season, where he scored 17 goals.

And the Belgian international has taken that form to a new level since moving to Everton at the start of September, outscoring Chelsea strikers Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba, who have three Premier League goals between them.

Despite his displays, Lukaku told BBC Football Focus: "It's a bit strange at the minute, the last time I heard from [Chelsea] was a couple of months ago.

"But I think they are watching my performances."

Replying to those comments, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday: "Romelu likes to speak. He's a young boy. But the only thing that he didn't say is why he went to Everton on loan.

"My last contact with him was to tell him exactly that. 'Why you never say why you are not here?'

"It's something that he should say, because he likes to speak, the reason why he is not with Chelsea and he is in Everton."

But in the BBC interview, Lukaku explained that he decided to leave Chelsea in order to get more playing time.

In the 2011-12 season that he joined the Blues from Anderlecht for £18m, he started only one Premier League game, having made eight league appearances in total.

"It was not the fact that I was not wanted, I was wanted but I had to make a decision for myself," Lukaku added.

"I had to analyse what the best was for me. Imagine if I was playing Chelsea now, I would play maybe five games maybe score one or two goals.

"Look now I'm playing for Everton, I've played eight games and scored seven goals. Everybody in England is talking about me about my performances and as a player I'm improving, I'm having that certain consistency in my game."

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