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Everton star may be offered new deal

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Everton are reportedly preparing a new deal for striker Romelu Lukaku, in a bid to stave off interest from rival clubs.

Manchester United, Juventus and Chelsea are thought to be keen on the Belgian, who was among a number of Belgian stars who disappointed in their opening Euro 2016 defeat to Italy on Monday.

The Toffees have a new man at the helm, in ex-Southampton chief Ronald Koeman. Koeman replaces the sacked Roberto Martinez.

And one of the first things on Koeman’s agenda appears to be securing the Goodison Park future of some of their best players, including John Stones, Ross Barkley and Lukaku.

Stones is wanted by both Manchester clubs, and Lukaku is also the subject of a big money move.

The Daily Mail claims Everton are preparing a new contract for Lukaku, said to be worth £100,000 per week.

Lukaku recently spoke to GQ Magazine regarding his future.

He said: “I’ll go to a club that will give me a chance to be part of a great project. I’m only 23, I still have to improve.

“But I want to win titles, because that’s what we remember at the end of a career.

“The press has reported a total of 80 million euros (£63m), given the number of goals I’ve scored the last two seasons, and the investment that the Everton club have made in me, it is a price, but I do not even know if that is the true price!! That is what the media says.

“I know however that I’ve scored a lot of goals in my young career. We’ve seen the price. It will be 80 million Euros, or less.”

 

By Steve Osborne                     @BlizzardSteve75

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