Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku has scored nine in all competitions this seasonGetty Images

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has become the latest Premier League player to target a move to a big club but has ruled out a return to Chelsea.

The Belgium international moved to Goodison Park in the 2014 summer transfer window for a club record £28m following a year-long loan spell at the Merseyside club and has scored nine goals in all competitions for Roberto Martinez's side.

But just six months on from the confirmation of his permanent departure from Chelsea, Lukaku says he is already dreaming of a move to a "top club" but has ruled out re-joining the west London side.

"It was brilliant to play at Chelsea and I had a good reception," Lukaku told The Sun.

"They know I'm a good player but that I want to develop so I can eventually get back to playing for a club like Chelsea.

"I don't have a secret ambition to re-join — there are other clubs in the world. I just want to grow as a player and eventually arrive at a top club again."

Lukaku follows in the footsteps of West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, who, earlier in February, stated his intention to leave the Hawthorns club for pastures new after helping them survive relegation from relegation from the Premier League.

Berahino was dropped from the start for the Baggies' game at Burnley on 8 February before being reinstated and Lukaku, who has scored just one league goal in the league in 2015, could face similar treatment should the Everton hierarchy deem the comments to be irresponsible.

Since moving to the Premier League from Anderlecht in the summer of 2011, Lukaku had been heralded as the heir of Didier Drogba's throne at Stamford Bridge.

However, a failure to break into the Blues' first team on a regular basis under Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho saw him seek a move away from west London. But after rediscovering his best form the 21-year-old is targeting a return to the big time.