Everton Risk Losing Romelu Lukaku As They Play Hard Ball Over His New Contract

Everton's Romelu Lukaku.

Reuters / Craig Brough

Premier League clubs on alert as the Belgian sensation is no closer to signing a new deal and could yet be on the move this summer.

The Belgian star is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the Premier League for some time now and he has been one of the major reasons why Everton are close to a place in Europe at the moment in the points table.

The former Chelsea star has 20 goals and 5 assists in all competitions already this season and is one of the top goal scorers in the league at the moment and has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea this summer.

He has been in incredible form for Ronald Koeman’s side this campaign and his consistency has seen him attract interest from some of the biggest clubs in the country.

His former club Chelsea were interested in signings him at the start of the season but were not ready to pay his valuation of £70 million in the summer.

And according to reports from the Telegraph, he just became a bit more expensive. The 23-year old is easily one of the most exciting players in world football at the moment and Everton are planning to insert a release clause of £90 million on his new contract that will fend away any interests from clubs in England.

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Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola claimed earlier this season that Lukaku is 99.99% committed to the cause at the Goodison Park and that he will sign a new contract with the club.

But the player himself said ‘no’ when asked if an offer was tabled. Lukaku, who was hurrying away when asked recently if he would sign a new contract replied with just one word: No.

It may be a case of him not taking the question seriously but it is understood that the release clause is what is delaying the player from putting pen to paper.

Sources claim that is why Everton chairman Bill Kenwright will not agree to a clause worth between £60m and £70m, which he believes Chelsea and United would be prepared to pay.

£90m will make clubs pay world record fees for Lukaku if they want him but do you think the Belgian will sign this new contract?


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