Everton slap £45m price tag on Juventus target

Everton have slapped a massive £45million price tag on star striker Romelu Lukaku amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

Lukaku has been recently linked with a move away from Goodison Park, with PSG and Juve both keen on bringing the Belgium international to their respective clubs.

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However, the Toffees are hoping to keep the 22-year-old in Merseyside, and have slapped a £45miillion price tag in order to ward off interested parties.

Despite Lukaku reportedly happy staying at Everton, the former Chelsea attacker is hoping to play in the Champions League, which could force him to a bigger club in the near future.

Meanwhile, defender Leighton Baines is close to recovering from a long-term injury that has kept him out of the current campaign, with the England international set to play in a closed-doors friendly next week.

Lukaku made 15 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 10 goals (Whoscored.com).