'You want to be remembered by winning trophies' - Lukaku questions Everton ambition
Mar 19 2017
"Obviously, stuff is changing and stuff is happening but there were some players that we could have got, that I knew the club could have got, and they didn't get", the 23-year-old said on Wednesday.
Everton will attempt to talk the player round, and the deal remains on the table, but as it stands he will not commit his future to Goodison Park, in a move that is likely to spark a transfer scramble in the summer for his services.
Lukaku, who is the Premier League's joint-top scorer with 19 goals this season, has been linked with a return to former club Chelsea, from whom he joined Everton for £28m in 2014. "Ross is a boy from Everton and what we need to show for him is the best reasons to stay and of course his situation is different because his [contract] is running out next season", Koeman said.
Mourinho later emerged himself smiling while Raiola darted off unseen by waiting photographers.
"He can develop his right side, his heading ability, this player has got a lot of scope in which to improve and I think he is at the best club to do it".
"No matter where you play you want to be remembered". That's what I know from the board. The big aim in football is to win as many titles as you can, so we need to try more, give a bit more.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that it will take more than one season for the club to establish themselves as top-four contenders.
Koeman has often been quite forthright in talking about players' contract situations.
'Then you are talking about Champions League and whatever types of games. If he is fit, he will start and he will play and he will score goals.
"He said, 'Rom, one summer I just came in and boom, boom, boom, boom".
It makes matters much easier that United would need only conduct business with one agent in case they decide to hunt Lukaku as an Ibrahimovic replacement, and BBC Sport's Simon Stone reported the LA Galaxy want the Swede. We are playing well and we know every game is hard.