Lukaku reveals his mind is made up regarding his future

Lukaku's 25 goals were second-best in the Premier League last season as he led Everton to an impressive seventh place finish.

"My agent knows what's going to happen and I know as well", Lukaku said whilst on global duty with Belgium. Early Tuesday morning, Lukaku announced he and another club have reached an agreement. I don't want to stay at the same level.

The Belgian striker, who's been linked with a $170 million transfer to English Premier League champions Chelsea, looked nearly certain to finish off a lovely cross from teammate Kevin De Bruyne but somehow lost his concentration at the last minute. "I want to take everything to another level and be better than I was a year ago".

"I'm not going to make big declarations on my future, but I know where I want to play: in a club who are competing in the Champions League and can win titles in England". But it is understood the forward actually meant he and agent Mino Raiola had agreed where his next club will be and no contract has yet been signed.

"My agent knows what's going to happen", the 24-year-old told SSNHQ.

The latest odds from Betfair have Lukaku at 1/4 to move to Chelsea this summer.

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In addition, according to a report by The Independent, United made an enquiry about Lukaku last week (with the Atletico transfer ban looming, perhaps?) and were informed that Chelsea were "very close". Chelsea will have to pay north of £80m for the Belgian, making him at least the world's fourth most expensive player ever - pretty steep for somebody yet to even play in the Champions League, let alone score.

The Independent claim that while the Toffees were demanding £100m for Lukaku's signature a deal is expected to be agreed at nearer £80m with sources at Everton, Chelsea and United all informing the paper that the striker is nearly certain to re-join Chelsea this summer.

"I was next to him when he slipped", Lukaku explained. As for the rest, I'm looking ahead.

However, a staggering £100million sale of the Belgium worldwide could fill Everton's coffers - which is exactly what his agent Mino Raiola expects. However, Mourinho was in fact the Chelsea manager at the time Lukaku left Stamford Bridge for Everton, so it's unlikely the Belgian will want to play for the man that told him he wasn't good enough for the Blues' first team back in 2013.

"That's important for my progress as a player. Honestly, I do not know what will happen to me", Hazard is reported to have said when asked if he would be open to a move to Real.

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