Romelu Lukaku is eager to make an impact at Chelsea in the forthcoming season but accepts he may be forced to go out on loan in search of first-team football.
Lukaku, 19, signed for Chelsea from Anderlecht last summer for £18 million but made just one Premier League start during his debut season in England.
The Belgium international has been linked with a temporary move away from the Blues for the 2012-13 campaign, with West Ham understood to be interested.
Lukaku, who scored two goals in a 4-2 win over Seattle Sounders this week, told Sky Sports News: "If I can stay here at Chelsea and be part of the starting XI and score a lot of goals for the club and make the team win, that's good for me and for the club as well.
"But if I can go on loan and play in another team and score goals and then come back and explode it will be good as well. I just keep my feet grounded and work hard each day and then after the tour we will see what will happen."
Reflecting on last season, Lukaku added: "It was difficult, there was a positive side and a negative side. The negative side is that I didn't play as much as I wanted, but the positive side is that I improved my overall game a lot.
"That's more important as a 19-year-old, to improve each day, and that's something that I did last year."