Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has admitted he wants to leave the club after the World Cup in Brazil.

Lukaku has been deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and is looking to leave the club following the arrival of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. The Belgian international has spent the last two seasons on loan at West Brom and Everton, since he moved to Stamford Bridge from Anderlecht in 2011 for £20 million.

The 21 year old scored 16 goals for Everton last season, helped Everton finish above Tottenham and Manchester United to secure a place in next season Europa League and he claims there are many clubs who want to sign him.

He said: “You know Chelsea: every year they buy a new top striker.

“I remember me coming into the dressing room last year and seeing Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba and going: ‘Whoah! What’s happening here?’

“But no problem. Many clubs are interested in me.

“At this stage I have to look to myself. I have to play a good World Cup. That’s very interesting for all the players looking for a transfer, and I must be one of them.

“Chelsea know my point of view.”

Mourinho will be looking to solve the striker crisis before the season starts in August. Chelsea have already signed Diego Costa, also have Fernando Torres and Demba Ba. Meanwhile, Chelsea have opened negotiations over signing Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas with Barcelona willing to let him leave for £30 million.