Chelsea have the option to recall him to Stamford Bridge next month. But Lukaku, an ?18million signing from Anderlecht last year, is willing to extend his education under Steve Clarke into next season.
Lukaku said: ?They are doing well in the league so I don?t think they need me back.
?I know what is going on. For me, it is a one-year loan. Then, hopefully, it may be one year again because I need to play as much as I can in the next two years.?
?I have a manager [Clarke] who wanted me from the beginning of the season and I?ve a great rapport with him. It?s really good to have a manager that is challenging me mentally.?
Lukaku was signed under Andre Villas-Boas, but failed to make an impact in his short time at Chelsea. Di Matteo sent the burly young forward on a season-long loan to West Brom, and Rafa Benitez has been rumoured to be interested in bringing back the young Belgian.