Manchester United asked to pay huge sum for striker, interested in Bundesliga defender

Everton have slapped a huge price tag on their star striker Romelu Lukaku, according to latest reports. Clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain, are reportedly interested in signing the Belgian striker in the summer transfer window. Belgian source Het Laatste Nieuws claims that the Toffees would demand at least £64.5 million for the 22-year-old forward in the upcoming transfer window. Lukaku has been one of the best strikers in Premier League this season. He has scored 25 goals and provided six assists in all competitions for the Merseysiders…

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Louis van Gaal admits interest in Premier League striker

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku has attracted a lot of interest this season due to his superb goalscoring for the Merseyside club. The Belgian international was recently heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, and the Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the club hold an interest in the striker. Manchester Evening News quoted the Dutchman ahead of the Premier League clash with Everton at Old Trafford: “He (Lukaku) is very interesting. When you score a lot of goals, you are always a potential candidate for clubs. Football…

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Chelsea admit huge transfer mistake

It has been a disappointing season for Chelsea, who are currently sitting in tenth place in the Premier League table. The Blues are expected to appoint current Italy head coach Antonio Conte to be the long-term successor of Jose Mourinho, starting from next season, to rocket them back to Premier League success. Conte wants to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge to lead his attack, as Roman Abramovich has agreed that Mourinho made a mistake in selling the Everton striker, according to The Sun. However, the Belgian recently revealed he…

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Manchester United linked with high-profile striker and Serie A defender

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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…

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Three Everton starlets among best assist men in Europe

Everton are ranked just 12th in the Premier League table, gaining only 38 points after 28 matches. However, the Toffees have scored 51 goals so far. Only Leicester City, Tottenham and Manchester City have hit the net more. The Toffees play fast-pace football and are helped by a trio of Under-23 starlets who have provided a total of 22 assists this season. The first one is Gerard Delofeu. The Spaniard has provided nine assists, six of them to Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has scored 18 goals so far, with only Harry Kane…

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Everton vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

After a difficult period which has seen a slump in form that culminated with elimination from two knockout competitions, Arsenal will be desperate to stop the rot by winning a difficult game at Everton. The hosts should have renewed impetus after booking their place at Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final with Romelu Lukaku firing them to victory over Chelsea. In a largely scrappy and ill-tempered clash, the Belgian was a class apart as he scored a fine individual goal before netting the second just minutes later, and having taken…

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Top five players with most Man of the Match awards this Premier League season

We have seen some superb individual performances this season. But who leads the chart with the most number of Man of the Match performances? We take a look at top five Premier League players with most MOTM awards this season. This list has been compiled based on the data from WhoScored. 5. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Robbie Brady (Norwich City); Huerelho Gomes (Watford) – 4 Six players share the fifth spot with four MOTM appearances each. Payet has been a revelation…

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Everton vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United are very much in contention to finish in the top four, but to maintain their current fine form they have to negotiate a visit to an Everton side who they have not beaten since all the way back in 2007. This represents something of a test of character for the Toffees, who have struggled for results at home of late despite having the majority of possession and territory in games. It has been on the road where they have found some solace as victory at Bournemouth took…

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Aston Villa vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Everton will be hoping to move back into the top half of the Premier League table as they travel to Aston Villa, whose chances of making a serious bid for survival are looking increasingly forlorn. The performance at Stoke City on Saturday was at least an improvement as far as Aston Villa are concerned following their appalling surrender to Liverpool a fortnight before, but they were still clearly inferior to their opponents and suffered their 17th defeat from 27 Premier League outings this season. After the game, manager Remi Garde…

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Top 10 market value increases in the Premier League after January window

The winter transfer window has been over for some time now. Not many big names changed teams during January, but considering the Premier League has crossed beyond the halfway point of the season, players’ market values have been given a serious update. Not many football websites keep up with it like Transfermarkt does, so we’re using their adjustments to look at the 10 biggest market value increases in the Premier League. Arsenal’s playmaker Mesut Ozil leads the way with an upgrade of £7.50 million, going from £30 million to now being valued…

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New twist in Manchester United’s pursuit of £65m-rated striker

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and have been tipped to make a summer move for the player. However, Juventus’ interest in the 22-year old has made matters complicated for the Red Devils. Italian source Corriere dello Sport claims that the Serie A giants are contemplating a move for the Belgian if Alvaro Morata leaves the club in the summer. Lukaku is valued at £65 million by the Toffees and is considered to be one of the top priorities for United in the…

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This stat proves some Premier League star goal scorers are not ‘complete strikers’

If a football player wants to be called a star striker, he has to be able to score at any time, anywhere and against any opposition. One way to test this is how many goals a forward has scored at home and away. Some Premier League top scorers can be branded as ‘complete strikers’, as they balance their goals, while others only work their magic primarily in one place. It’s striking the three leading top scorers in the Premier League are all balanced once. Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has scored 16 goals in total,…

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Chelsea vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Chelsea will be looking to make it seven games unbeaten in all competitions with a win over mid-table Everton, who have lost just one of their 10 away Premier League games all season. Despite twice going ahead in their last match at home to West Bromwich Albion, the hosts arguably did not do enough to fully warrant the three points and were frustrated to eventually have to settle for just the one after conceding a late equaliser. There were definitely signs that the recent improvement under Guus Hiddink is continuing in…

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Everton vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be hoping to cap off a fine festive period with a fourth successive win as they make to trip to Merseyside to take on mid-table Everton, who are continuing to underachieve. Given the vibrance with which they attack, the number of goals they score and in particular the form of joint top Premier League scorer Romelu Lukaku, it is quite remarkable that Everton are occupying a place in the bottom half. That they are is partly down to a lack of ruthlessness, but it is mainly due to slack…

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Newcastle vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

After seeing their unbeaten run come to an end last weekend, Everton will be looking to bounce back with a win away to a Newcastle United side which has taken seven points from the last nine available. Having gained highly impressive victories against Liverpool and Tottenham, the hosts will have been a little frustrated at not overcoming bottom club Aston Villa in their most recent outing, particularly as had they done so it would have widened the gap between themselves and the drop zone to four points. It was not the…

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Everton vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Leicester City will be hoping to ensure that they spend Christmas on top of the Premier League as they begin a festive double header on Merseyside with a a visit to Goodison Park to face Everton. A lack of ruthlessless is the primary reason why the hosts do not find themselves further up the league table, drawing their last three matches despite having ample opportunity to win each of them. That was emphatically the case at Norwich City last weekend as they played great football but missed chance after chance…

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Norwich vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

With only goal difference keeping them outside of the bottom three, Norwich City need a result at home to mid-table Everton in order to move into an extremely tough run of festive fixtures with confidence. Manager Alex Neil is certainly looking for a response from his players after their desperately below-par showing at Watford last time out in a match which left few doubting which of the two clubs appeared the more likely to stay up this season following promotion from the second tier. There was very little in it…

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Everton vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Crystal Palace’s second Monday night assignment in the space of three weeks sees them make the journey to Everton, who are a point and two places behind them in the Premier League table. It should be a different story in that regard, with Everton having thrown victory away in their last league match at Bournemouth. Leading 2-0 with 10 minutes to go they allowed themselves to be pegged back, and even after going back in front as late as the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end, they still…

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Bournemouth vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Free-scoring Everton will be aiming to win away from home for the first time since the end of September when they visit struggling Bournemouth, who ended a four-game losing streak last time out. It turned out to be another frustrating afternoon for Cherries as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw at Swansea City despite being the better side for long periods. Unlike their previous outing against Newcastle United, they made their early dominance count thanks to goals from Josh King and Dan Gosling, but committed the cardinal sin of…

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West Ham vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Everton will be hoping to close to within one point of sixth-placed West Ham United by taking all three points when the two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday. Meanwhile, the hosts will be keen to bounce back from their below-par performance at Watford last weekend which saw their unbeaten away record come to an end., as they suffered their first defeat in the league since August. Manager Slaven Bilic admitted that his team were outplayed in all departments as they slipped three places in the table, and the afternoon was made…

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Everton vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be hoping to hit back from their awful afternoon at Arsenal when they face Everton at Goodison Park, a venue at which they have lost on their last three visits. The home side are proving tough to beat, with just one defeat to their name so far having come from behind to pick up four points from their last two matches. The second of those was the Merseyside derby, where they started slowly and eventually went behind on 41 minutes, but they managed to draw level before…

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Five most deadly Premier League strikers in the Premier League this season: Man United new boy already making strong impact

Popular football statto’s Squawka have compiled a list (via Metro) detailing who the Premier League’s top five strikers have been so far this season with regards to their shots to goals conversion rate. And thanks to his impressive start, Manchester United new boy Anthony Martial has burst on to the scene already. The £36m man is proving that those doubters who raised their eyebrows at his arrival on transfer deadline day. However, he hasn’t managed to top list, so scroll below to see who has… 5. Romelu Lukaku – Everton…

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Everton vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Everton have made a hugely encouraging start to their season, and will be sensing an opportunity to pile more pressure on their bitter rivals Liverpool when the sides meet in what is, as always, an eagerly anticipated clash. A stunning comeback from the Toffees when all seemed lost at West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening lifted them to fifth in the Premier League, reward for a series of much improved performances. They were below-par for nearly an hour at the Hawthorns and found themselves two goals down, but the freedom…

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Arsenal gossip: Lukaku spells out desire to join Gunners boss and Debuchy eyes exit

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 30, could review his situation at the club in January after falling behind Hector Bellerin, 20, in the Gunners’ pecking order and also losing his place in the France squad, the Daily Telegraph reports. Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, says he would love to play for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the Daily Mirror reports. But before that, he would like to be given the chance to prove himself to Jose Mourinho – the man who deemed him…

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Romelu Lukaku reveals he wants to play for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he would love to play under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Mirror. However, The Mirror claims that Lukaku also wants to prove himself to Jose Mourinho after he was jettisoned by Chelsea for being deemed surplus to requirements. The Belgian striker was answering questions about which of the world’s top coaches he would love to play for in magazine Le Vif. “Mourinho is one. (Pep) Guardiola and Wenger. In this order,” he said. Lukaku failed to receive a fair crack…

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