Lucrative Lukaku deal in pipeline
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Everton hope Romelu Lukaku will sign a new deal sooner rather than later and are prepared to make him their highest-paid player.
Lukaku was heavily linked with a move back to Chelsea this summer and the striker has made it clear several times that he wants to be playing in the Champions League.
However, Everton were able to keep hold of the Belgium international and now reports suggest he could be tempted into signing a new contract after being impressed with the impact new boss Ronald Koeman has made at Goodison Park.
Lukaku, who is under contract until summer 2019, has thrived under the Dutchman so far this season, scoring four goals already, and he appears happier than ever at the club as the Blues sit in second place in the Premier League after an impressive start.
That has led to claims he would now be happy to sign a new contract, with Everton said to be willing to make him their highest-ever paid player in order to keep him.
Juventus remain interested in a deal for the 23-year-old, while all the top Premier League clubs would surely also be keen if he were to be made available for transfer, but all the indications at the moment are that he could agree new lucrative terms soon and commit himself to Everton.