Everton chief Farhad Moshiri 'not worried' about Romelu Lukaku's contract snub

Mar 16, 2017, 00:39
Everton chief Farhad Moshiri 'not worried' about Romelu Lukaku's contract snub

These latest reports claim that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wanted to pair Diego Costa with Lukaku, and preferred the Belgian to Michy Batshuayi.

Everton paid a lot of money to Chelsea and they won't sell the Belgian striker for less money.

Everton are apparently demanding that Lukaku's new contract include a release clause of around £90 million, however Lukaku and his agent Mino Raiola are adamant that the release clause can be no more than £70 million.

Lukaku is the Premier League's joint top scorer, along with injured Spurs striker Harry Kane.

Everton had been keen to tie down the Belgium worldwide to a fresh long-term deal with only two years remaining on his existing one, signed in summer 2014.

Ronald Koeman remains confident Premier League leading goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku, will stay and sign a new deal at Everton.

Everton officials had expected the striker to agree a five-year deal in the next 48 hours.

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Thus, having not ever netted for the Blues, Lukaku will have something to prove if he goes back to Stamford Bridge.

Talks between Everton and Lukaku regarding a new contract worth £140,000-a-week broke down on Tuesday (14 March), with the Belgian worldwide once again stating his desire to play Champions League football.

His hold-up play is excellent, while his finishing ability is also top-class, and with the right players around him at Everton he could make a real difference.

Everton are reluctant to lose Lukaku and sources have told ESPN FC it could a take a fee in excess of Paul Pogba's world record £89.3m to force them into selling.

For Everton, this is devastating news.

However, tonight word is circulating that the 23-year-old forward, who still has two years to run on his current Toffees contract, has pulled out of negotiations as he has "no desire" to sign an extension. "No one should worry, he is our player".