Lukaku to stay at Everton – Koeman

20 Aug

Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku


Romelu Lukaku (right) celebrates Gareth Barry’s 60th-minute goal for Everton against West Brom

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku will stay at the club for “at least one more season”, says manager Ronald Koeman.

Reports had suggested that the 23-year-old was set to leave Goodison Park, with Chelsea said to be interested in signing the Belgium international.

“It’s great news for everybody,” said Koeman after the 2-1 win at West Brom, during which Lukaku came on as a first-half substitute.

Asked if he might be offered a new deal, Koeman said: “That’s possible.”

Lukaku spent a season on loan at Everton in the 2013-14 season, scoring 16 goals, before he made the permanent move from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.

He scored 20 times for the Toffees during the 2014-15 campaign and found the net on 25 occasions last season.

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