Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no concerns over 'professional' Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku: Ronald Koeman says Everton will do their best to hold on to Chelsea and United target

Romelu Lukaku: Ronald Koeman says Everton will do their best to hold on to Chelsea and United target

"He's 23 years of age and got a fantastic scoring record".

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin believes Romelu Lukaku's landmark late two-goal salvo enhanced his credentials as a top striker.

Lukaku's comments angered Koeman, but the Dutchman knew only too well dropping the Premier League's top-scorer would amount to cutting off his nose to spite his face.

"Everton as a football club has a great history right".

"But the final decision will be with the player himself". Gone, it seems, are the days of Mino Raiola persistently undermining Everton's status as his employers as he looked to secure a big-money transfer for his client.

Again, conspiracy theorists, doomsdayers and tinfoil-hat wearers will all unite to say that this is as clear an indication as any that Lukaku is thanking Goodison Park in farewell, while the more steely-hearted of us fans will continue to say that this means nothing.

"Maybe somewhere else, maybe he would still be at Chelsea".

Lukaku always had Curtis Davies or Harry Maguire - two of Hull's three centre-backs - in close attention and, apart from scuffing his first attempt and being flagged offside as he stroked a shot past Eldin Jakupovic, he was barely involved in the first half.

"You are surprised about this?" added Koeman when asked about Lukaku's performance.

Despite Lukaku's reported snub, Everton are still confident that they can retain his services beyond the summer.

Lukaku joined Chelsea as a teenager in 2011, but only ever made 15 appearances for the Blues before being shipped out on respective loans to West Brom and Everton.

"It is all about Liverpool away and Man United away but I am happy we have a chance to climb the table". "This is the situation they find themselves in now, there is a bit of poker to be played".

"Manchester United need to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic sooner rather than later". So long as he keeps doing what he did against Hull, he will undoubtedly get what he has been looking for.