Everton promised Romelu Lukaku he could leave this summer, claims Mino Raiola

Romelu Lukaku in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford
Image: Romelu Lukaku could leave Everton if a suitable offer is made, according to the striker's agent Mino Raiola

Romelu Lukaku's agent Mino Raiola says Everton have promised the striker he can leave this summer if "certain clubs" made the Toffees a suitable offer.

Lukaku continues to be linked with a move away from Goodison Park after scoring 26 goals in all competitions for Everton last season.

The 24-year-old had looked close to signing a new contract earlier in the campaign - a deal Raiola claimed was "99.9 per cent" close to completion - but the Belgium international has refused to put pen to paper amid reported interest from Chelsea and Juventus.

Raiola insists no clubs have yet made a formal approach for Lukaku but admits the striker could leave before the end of the summer window.

Italian-born Dutch football agent Mino Raiola speaks to journalists on September 2, 2016 during presentation of Nice's football club new signings at the Al
Image: Raiola had claimed Lukaku was close to signing a new deal with the Toffees earlier this year

"Lukaku had a promise that if certain clubs came this summer that he could leave this summer," Raiola told talkSPORT.

"We are not in concrete talks with anybody at this moment, but hearing the market I think some clubs will contact Everton

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"If the price is right for Everton and the project is right for Lukaku then I think he will want to make another step, but we are not there yet."

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