CHELSEA WAS LUKAKU’S DREAM BUT MAYBE THE MOVE CAME TOO EARLY FOR THE STRIKER

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move back to Chelsea after leaving Stamford Bridge for Goodison Park three years ago.

Lukaku has been brilliant this season for Everton, scoring 21 Premier League goals to top the goal scoring charts this season.

Lukaku sparked rumours of an exit this season after he refused to sign a new Everton contract as he aims to play at an elite club.

Ex-Belgium boss Georges Leekens believes Lukaku is ready for a big move.

Leekens told the Daily Mirror: “Romelu has always been ambitious and Everton aren’t at level of Barcelona, a Real Madrid or a Chelsea.

“He’s not a boy any more. He’s confident and ready for a big, big move.”

Leekens also revealed Chelsea was Lukaku’s dream club when he joined Chelsea in 2011 but believes the move came too early for the striker who was then just 18 years old.

“Chelsea was his dream, but it maybe came a little bit too early. Obviously he picked up some little injuries – and the level at Chelsea was very high,” he added.

“The move to Everton has been very good for him, but sometimes you have to take a step backwards to take two steps forward. You look at Kevin De Bruyne, he did the same.”

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