Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has stated that he would like to stay at Goodison Park for a further season if the Toffees qualify for the Champions League, as reported by Sky Sports.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hit out at the Belgian forward after once again being criticised for allowing him out on loan.
Lukaku has now got 10 goals for the Merseyside club and is carrying on his fine form from West Brom last season.
It appears that the 20 year old is far from happy with any involvement at Chelsea and he may even try and make his time at Everton extended with a further year if the Blues continue their fine form and make it into the top four come May.
“It’s a bit strange at the moment, the last time I heard from them was a couple of months ago,” said Lukaku.
“It was not the fact I was not wanted. Imagine I was playing for Chelsea now I would play maybe five games, maybe score one or two goals. But now everyone in England is talking about me.
“I want to help Everton. I admire his (Martinez’s) style, everything at the club, and I thought that was the next stage I needed for this year.
“I think we can challenge all those clubs in the top six.
“I think it’s not a bad idea (to stay at Everton for a second season). If we play Champions League then I think so.
“I miss European football a lot. I have to work hard and see what will be the best decision for me at the end of the season.”