Chelsea star backed to remain away from Stamford Bridge

lukakuMetro have a claim that Everton fans are rather interested in here in the Football Transfer Tavern, as they note that Romelu Lukaku may stay at the club.

The Chelsea forward is on loan at Goodison Park this season, and has excelled.

With a host of top clubs chasing his signature and doubts over his long-term future at parent club Chelsea, the Toffees manager Roberto Martinez is still confident he can land the player permanently.

The reason for this is Martinez feels the Belgian striker is happy at Everton, and that will go a long way when he decides where his long-term future is going to be.

He claimed: “If we can extend his stay then fantastic. If not, we will have great memories.

“I think there is something we can give that he can’t get elsewhere, it’s enjoying his football.

“In football, as a player, you can take football happiness for granted quickly. As a young man, to be important in a football club and being happy is vital.

“He wants to be presented with a challenge that he can enjoy and he can develop, and that’s top and bottom as a player.

“He’s a grounded and intelligent young man, who is not going to be swayed by the materialistic aspect of the game or something that has got no substance.”

Do you think Lukaku will choose to stay at Everton, even if they miss out on the top four? Let us know your thoughts below.

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