Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku may yet stay at the Goodison Park next season, as per Everton manager Ronald Koeman.
Lukaku had rejected a new deal from the Merseyside club earlier this season, due to the fact that he intends to play regularly in the Champions League. With Everton unable to provide it, he decided to quit the club at the end of the season, and has been in demand ever since.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United and Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are both being extensively linked with a move for the 24-year old this summer, with reports also suggesting that both clubs are ready to meet Everton’s valuation of £100m of the player.
However, the Toffees’ manager has now revealed that there are no concrete interests from any club yet, and he feels that he may yet stay at the club for another season.
Speaking to the media recently, Koeman said: “I expect that Lukaku will stay because until now I did not hear anything from the board that one club is asking about Lukaku.”
He went on to claim that the Belgium international has two years left on his contract, and there is no reason for the club to sell him this summer.
“You like to keep your best striker, your top scorer, but we also need around that position more productivity. Romelu has two years more on his contract. If there is interest in him then the board will know and they will come to the club if they have an interest in the player. That is like everybody,” he added.
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Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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