Everton manager Ronald Koeman insists he has no plans to sell Romelu Lukaku, saying the striker ought to stay at the club for at least a different season.
Lukaku, 23, is out of contract in mid-2019 and it seems unlikely the Belgium international will extend his deal.
But Koeman wants to maintain the Premier League’s best goalscorer at Goodison Park, a minimum of for one particular more campaign.
“I would keep him for subsequent season at the least,” he told the Mirror.
Koeman and Lukaku have helped Everton into seventh in the table, however they nevertheless sit six points off fourth.
The Dutchman arrived in the club on a three-year deal in June 2016, but he as well is unwilling to re-sign just yet.
“It is too quickly, in my opinion,” Koeman stated.
“I never comprehend football clubs after they possess a manager in and they sign a contract for 3 years and after six months there is talk of a new contract.”
Everton stop by Anfield for the Merseyside derby within the Premier League on Saturday.