Cash-rich Spanish club Malaga is reportedly preparing a January offer to get hold of Chelsea’s young Belgian sensation Romelu Lukaku on-loan until the season ends.
The Blues, who signed the 18-year-old Belgian young-gun from Anderlecht last season for £18 million, have struggled to make way for the player in the first team with the likes of Dider Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres and Salomon Kalou around.
The Spanish club is said to want to boost its forward line and are keen to get the youngster on-loan for the remaining season. This will also help Lukaku gain experience and could also help him to become a regular in the Chelsea first team next season.
Malaga will remain hopeful to secure the youngster’s signature this January, according to a Talksport report.
Malaga was previously purchased by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nassar Al-Thani, a member of the Qatari Royal Family, for a reported €36 million on June 2010, and Sheikh Al-Thani became president of the club on July 28. Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini, who had previously managed both Villarreal and Real Madrid, was hired while the club was in the relegation zone. Pellegrini helped the club reach the Spanish La Liga again.
Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku started off his senior career with Anderlecht when he was just 16 in May 2009. He scored his first senior-level goal against Zulte Waregem in the 89th minute, after he came on as a substitute for Kanu after 69 minutes. Lukaku netted 33 goals for the club in his 73 appearances.
He later joined Chelsea in August 2011.