Romelu Lukaku says that staying at Everton next season is a “possibility”.
The Belgian World Cup star spent 2013/14 at Goodison Park on loan from Chelsea, netting 16 goals.
But reports in recent weeks have suggested that he will not be on Merseyside next term, with Atletico Madrid said to be leading the way for his sevices.
Lukaku himself was rumoured to be keen on playing Champions League football as he continues to build on his burgeoning reputation.
Everton themselves are thought to be keen to keep hold of the burly 21-year-old, and now the player himself has revealed that staying put is an option for him:
“I have the opportunity to stay at Everton,” he is quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“It is a possibility and it is something we will have to talk about. But first I want to go back to Belgium, see my family and get some rest,”
Chelsea are understood to be ready to send Lukaku out on loan once again next term, even though he has spent the last season and a half away from Stamford Bridge.