Since moving to Stamford Bridge from Anderlecht in August of 2011 for £20 million, the 20-year-old Belgium international has been sent out on loan first to West Brom, and now to Everton, where he has scored 17 goals for the Toffee’s.

The loan spell at Everton was at the player’s request which Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho agreed to, but whether or not he gets to join Everton on a fulltime contract is all up to Chelsea.

Christope Henrotay Lukaku’s agent told the Evening Standard: “For the moment, Romelu belongs to Chelsea.

“He has two years left on his contract. It’s going to depend on Chelsea.

“After that, we’ll see together what the best options are if Chelsea decide to let him go.

“That they want to bring in a big-name striker has been well-documented.

“But Chelsea need lots of great strikers. And if there are too many, they’ll choose to allow Romelu to leave.

“But if they think there aren’t enough forwards, perhaps Romelu will say, ‘I’m interested in prolonging the adventure’.

“But it’s still too soon.”