Jose Mourinho denies Romelu Lukaku approach

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho dismisses claims that the club have received any approaches to sign striker Romelu Lukaku on a permanent basis.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the club have not received an approach from Tottenham Hotspur over a potential deal for Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku's agent Christophe Henrotay has claimed that he has held talks with Spurs over a potential transfer in the summer, but Mourinho believes that it is the wrong time to discuss the Belgian's future.

The 51-year-old told reporters: "Have we had any approaches? No. I don't think that it's the time to speak about it.

"He's a Chelsea player, but at the same time, he's an Everton player until the end of the season. We want to respect that. Everton are a good club for a loan. Our player is there and our player is playing."

Lukaku has scored 13 times in 26 appearances during his time with the Toffees.

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on March 25, 2014
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