Romelu Lukaku has been linked with moves away from Everton pretty much since the day he arrived.
He is regularly linked to Chelsea, his first club in English football and the one which ended up selling him to the Toffees, and his impressive goal record has seen top clubs from all over Europe connected with him.
Amazingly it was his manager who this week stirred the transfer speculation pot. With PSG apparently tracking Lukaku as a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Koeman admitted “His potential is greater and higher than Everton as a final destination,” to Belgian newspaper HLN.
“I gave him confidence and he has himself recognised that it was good for his development to play another year at Everton. What after this season comes, no-one knows.”
It seems as though Koeman and Lukaku have agreed the Belgian will play this season at full capacity then in the summer Everton will let him go to the highest bidder. Hearing a manager basically putting their star player up for sale is unusual, but if he has already agreed to let Lukaku go, it makes sense to go public with it and make sure every potential bidder is aware of the situation and preparing to get into a bidding war with the other clubs.