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Has Romelu Lukaku confirmed he is joining Chelsea?

Lukaku hoping to seal a return to Chelsea
Lukaku hoping to seal a return to Chelsea

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku may have given a big hint that he is on his way back to Chelsea after following a clutch Blues stars on Twitter.

In what has become one of the modern methods used by star players to prelude a major transfer, Lukaku has updated his Twitter follower list to include the Chelsea trio of Gary Cahill, N'Golo Kante and Lewis Baker.

The updates have fuelled rumours that Lukaku is closing in on a return to the club he left to join Everton in a £28m deal three years ago.

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Lukaku in recent weeks, but the striker has always favoured a move to his former club Chelsea and that is believed to be the deal now being negotiated by his agent Mino Raiola.

Lukaku fuelled transfer rumours by offering up comments that suggest he is close to sealing a switch away from Everton, as he insisted he would have a final decision on his next move.

"I'm the player, I will take the decisions," he said referring to the links with United and he went on to offer these comments on his future.

"The most important thing is I want to win trophies. We are now talking to the club. As for the rest, I'm looking ahead.

"What I would like most is to play is in the Champions League and try to win the Premier League once. Or better, a few times. That would be the most beautiful thing.

"That's important for my progress as a player. I don't want to stay at the same level. I want to improve and I know where I want to do that."

Lukaku also follows United midfielder Paul Pogba, Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and a host of very scantily clad models, but it is safe to assume three of his most recent follows have a little more significance.