Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is once again in the news after his recent comments about his future. The Belgian striker has claimed that he wants to play in the Champions League next season.
He told Sky Sports: “That is the next step for me. I’m 23 next summer, and I think it would be nice to play in the Champions League from next season.”
Lukaku has been linked with a move to Manchester United after his father claimed that the Red Devils are one of the clubs interested in his son. His father also claimed that he should move to United or Bayern Munich in the summer.
He said: “He’s ready. I see that there is interest from Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United. I think he must choose Manchester United or Bayern Munich. Manchester United are a team under construction with no real focus. Bayern Munich are a machine where he can rotate well. The only condition is if Robert Lewandowski leaves.”
Lukaku, who moved to Toffees in a £28 million move from Chelsea in 2014, has scored 25 goals for the Merseysiders this season.
Meanwhile, reports from Italy suggest that Inter Milan are pursuing a swap deal involving their defender Miranda and United midfielder Juan Mata.
Football Italia claims that the Brazilian defender is a possible target of Jose Mourinho, who is expected to take charge of the Red Devils in the summer. Miranda is valued at £15.8 million by the Serie A club.
Mata’s future at Old Trafford is far from certain as Mourinho has previously sold him when he was in charge of Chelsea.