Juventus will ask Chelsea to let them have Romelu Lukaku on loan this season - and give him the chance to finish his footballing education in the Champions League.

Everton are keen on a second loan spell for the Belgian striker, who alienated Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with his public comments while spending last season at Goodison Park.

Although Lukaku is due to join up with the west Londoners for the second half of their pre-season European tour following his World Cup exploits, his chances of making the first-team rotation for the coming campaign are slight.

Mourinho only wants three out and out strikers, with newcomer Diego Costa his main man and Fernando Torres set to be joined in a back-up role by the returning Didier Drogba, who has been offered a 12-month playing contract, but with no coaching role.

That leaves Lukaku likely to be surplus to requirements again, and while Chelsea might listen to offers in excess of £25million they seem keener to send him out on loan again.