Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has stated that he wants to play Champions League football next season, but poured cold water on reports that he could return to former club Chelsea.
The Belgian powerhouse striker has been in exemplary form for the Toffees this season and is regarded as one of the most feared centre forwards in the English game.
He has netted 18 league goals for the Merseyside outfit and continues to further his reputation at the Goodison Park side.
With Everton unlikely to be playing in the Champions League next season due to currently sitting in 12th place, Lukaku has cast doubt on his future at the club with his latest comments.
“That is the next step for me. I’m 23 next summer and I think it would be nice to play in the Champions League from next season,” The Guardian quote him as saying.
Lukaku’s father has said previously that his son should move to Manchester United or Bayern Munich, but the striker has not confirmed where he would like to next play his football.
“That is my dad’s point of view; I think those are the teams he likes,” the striker continued.
“It means people are keeping an eye on you. I have an agent who is dealing with this for me at the moment. I just want to be good, help my team-mates win games and score lots of goals.”
Chelsea have been linked with a sensational move for their former young charge, but Lukaku has stated that he is not interested in returning to Stamford Bridge after not being given a chance to play regularly first time around.
“I don’t think I have anything to prove against them,” he said.
“I moved on, they moved on. It was the best deal for both teams because they won the league and I became a better player so we will see what the future brings.”