Juventus are reportedly monitoring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, after the Belgian got off to a fantastic start to his loan spell at Everton.
The 20-year-old joined the Toffees on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day and has been highly impressive so far. The player, who came on as a second half substitute and scored the winner in a 3-2 win over West Ham United last week, netted a brace and assisted Ross Barkley's goal in his full debut against Newcastle United on Monday.
Lukaku had scored 17 Premier League goals for West Bromwich Albion in his loan spell last season. Juventus have now been alerted by the forward's good run of form and, according to the Mirror, the Italians are now considering making an approach for the player in the near future.
Chelsea are keen to keep hold of Lukaku but the player is understood to be open to a permanent move to a club that can offer him regular first-team football. The youngster was told all summer he would be given a chance at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho this season. However, he was farmed out on deadline day, after the Blues failed to move fellow striker Demba Ba.
Lukaku had recently appointed Italian agent Mino Raiola as his representative. The man had overseen French midfielder Paul Pogba's move from Manchester United to Juventus last year and has a reputation for getting difficult transfers done.
The Bianconeri already have an overdose of forwards in their ranks, with Mirko Vucinic, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente, Fabio Quagliarella, Sebastian Giovinco all fighting for the places up front. However, they are now considering a reshuffle, after getting off to a poor start to their Champions League campaign.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists that Chelsea do not have a recall clause on Lukaku and the Belgium international will finish the season at the club. However, Juventus are understood to be hopeful Raiola can broker a pre-agreement.
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