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Lukaku expected to remain at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has confirmed in his press conference today that Romelu Lukaku, who was on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season, will have a part to play in the Chelsea first team.

Romelu Lukaku expected to stay at Chelsea next season

Lukaku scored 17 league goals for West Brom last season Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho dealt a blow to West Bromwich Albion by confirming he expects striker Romelu Lukaku to be part of his first team plans next season.

Lukaku was West Brom's top goal scorer while on loan with them last season with 17 goals in 35 league appearances.

In his first press conference since rejoining the London club, Mourinho said Lukaku "was ready to come and be part of the [Chelsea] squad" next season.

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