Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku insists he wants to stay with the club for the rest of his career after being linked with a move to Fulham.
It is thought Lukaku, who scored twice in Chelsea's 4-2 win over Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night, could be loaned out next season by the Blues.
And speaking after the win which came at the start of Chelsea's pre-season tour of the United States, the 19-year-old admitted he may have to wait for first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
"I just want the best for myself and for the club," said the Belgium international, who cost Chelsea £18million when he signed from Anderlecht last summer.
"If I can stay here at Chelsea and be part of the starting 11 and score a lot of goals for the club and make my team win, that’s good for me and for the club as well.
"If I go on loan on another team and score goals and make an impact, that will be good as well.
"I expect to be a Chelsea player for hopefully my career. I just need to work hard and continue to do what’s best for the team."
And looking back on his first season with the west London club, he added: "It was difficult. You have the positive side and the negative side.
"The negative side is that I didn’t play as much as I wanted to. The positive side is that I proved a lot on my game.
"As a 19-year-old, you want to improve each day and that’s something I did last year."