The Belgium striker insists he does not want another season out on loan after spending the last two campaigns at West Brom and Everton.
And the Belgium forward , who has been linked with clubs all over Europe, said:
“What I don’t want is to be loaned out.
“I am 21 and I have been loaned for the last two seasons. Thibaut Courtois was loaned for three seasons and will be without doubt the first-choice Chelsea goalkeeper.
“And Kevin De Bruyne has been transferred permanently to Wolfsburg. They are free in their heads – it is not my case. That would free me totally.”
And the Belgian said he wants to model his progress on Argentina’s goalscorer in the quarter-finals – former Real Madrid and now Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain.
“I don’t know – there are several clubs that are interested,” he said.
“I need to make a good decision to reach the absolute top so that I can score a goal like Higuain against us. It is a dream for every attacker.
“Higuain has evolved slowly into becoming a top player. I want to show what I can do and play in the Champions League with a big club.
“The decision will soon be taken. I have some ideas but we will have to see what is best for the clubs. I don’t want to negotiate before the clubs have come to an agreement.”
After scoring the extra-time winner over the USA in the knockout stages of the World Cup, the £18 million striker is a potential target for Atletico Madrid, Juventus or Monaco although reports in Spain say that a deal has already been done with the Spanish champions.
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