Baggies boss desperate for Belgium attacker to remain in the Midlands.
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke says that the club would love to be able to keep hold of on-loan 12-goal front man Romelu Lukaku beyond the end of this season, reports the Sun.
The massive Belgium international is currently on a season-long loan at the Hawthorns from Chelsea, but the Baggies boss says that he will sit down and talk to the West Londoners in the summer about the possibility of extending the 19-year-old’s spell in the Midlands.
“It’s something that will come up for discussion in the summer,” Clarke said.
“Chelsea are his parent club, he is their player and they will decide what they want to do first and foremost.
“Then, after that, hopefully we will get a chance to put ourselves in the hat.
“If Chelsea want to leave him out for another season somewhere, I think we would have a strong chance of getting him back here but it is a discussion for the summer.
“It’s good for us that everybody sees he’s a good player because we’ve had the benefit of his good performances and his goals, and it’s been good for Romelu, Chelsea and us.
“It’s a package that has been good for all three parties. For such a young player, the sky is the limit.
“He has all the attributes to be a really top player. He is very level-headed and he understands why he came here and what he has got to do in the future to be a big player at a really big club.
“We will just try to help him along the way with that. We’re just pleased that he chose to come to us to get more minutes on the pitch in the Premier League.”