Return to Everton ‘possible’, says Lukaku
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has said that a return to Everton for next season is a ‘possibility’, despite interest from some of Europe’s leading clubs, the Liverpool Echo has reported.
He spent the majority of last season on loan at Goodison Park, scoring 16 goals as Everton finished with their highest ever number of points in the Premier League era. His performances led manager Roberto Martinez to make signing Lukaku on a permanent basis one of his main priorities for the summer.
A return has been seen as unlikely due to reported interest from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid among others, but quotes attributed to Lukaku see the 21-year-old state that the Toffees do remain a possibility, although he will take a break before making a decision.
“I have the opportunity to stay at Everton, it is a possibility and it is something we will have to talk about. But first I want to go back to Belgium, see my family and get some rest,” he said.
Lukaku may still have a future at Chelsea, although it remains unclear how manager Jose Mourinho is planning to use him next season, with Diego Costa having arrived this summer.
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