Romelu Lukaku says Everton future in agent's hands
Last Updated: 24/06/16 8:54am
Romelu Lukaku has left agent Mino Raiola to sort out his future while he concentrates on delivering Euro 2016 glory for Belgium.
The striker made it clear in the spring he wants Champions League football, but the landscape has since changed at Everton with the arrival of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and manager Ronald Koeman.
Raiola spoke encouragingly this week of the new Goodison Park "project" and suggested only Europe's richest clubs now have the financial clout to prise Lukaku out of Merseyside.
And the 23-year-old is putting his personal career on hold while Belgium remain in the hunt for their first major trophy.
"It's my agent who is dealing with that aspect," Lukaku told Sky Sports News HQ. "I'm just focused on Belgium, and the most important thing is helping my team."
Lukaku's old club Chelsea have been widely linked with a summer move for the player, and Belgium team-mate Radja Nainggolan says he is also wanted at Stamford Bridge.
But the Roma midfielder told SSNHQ "there is nothing at the moment" to suggest an imminent deal with Chelsea and added he is open to the idea of extending his Roma contract.
"I said I love where I'm playing so why not?" he said. "The Premier League is another good competition, but I think sometimes in life you need to make choices.
"I don't know what will be my future but I just can say that where I am I'm happy."
Lukaku and Nainggolan have scored three of Belgium's four goals at Euro 2016, securing a last-16 tie against Hungary.