"Chelsea, who will receive a loan fee, have already given their blessing for him to continue his development in the West Midlands beyond the end of this season, which the Belgian is happy to do." Apparently if Lukaku gets enough appearances, the loan deal extends his stay at the club for next season as well. Why on earth would we do this when we have the steaming pile of Torres left, set on fire, on our doorstep...? I don't know, and I have no idea why we would leave Lukaku out on loan when we very obviously are going to have to bring in another striker this season. It just seems silly to me, especially in the world of FFP where recalling Lukaku is free, and another striker costs a transfer fee.