Romelu Lukaku has made a huge U-turn on his future and is now ready to stay at Everton, according to a report.
The Daily Mirror claims “Lukaku is prepared to drop his demands to join a Champions League club because he believes Farhad Moshiri’s arrival at Everton means they can qualify for the elite competition”.
Everton are set to open talks this summer over improved terms for the Belgium forward, who scored twice against the Republic of Ireland last month at Euro 2016.
The Blues, who slapped a £65million price tag on the head of the 23-year-old will now offer the former Chelsea striker a lucrative new contract, which could rival the £120,000-a-week deal they are believed to have agreed with Axel Witsel.
He told Belgian newspaper Sportwereld: “If he leaves, it’s has to be a good deal for all parties involved.
“Everton don’t need money anymore. Rom wants to play for a club that can win trophies. Something’s changed at Everton – there’s a new project.”
New boss Ronald Koeman was desperate to keep hold of the player, who has been linked PSG, Chelsea and Arsenal with the latter reported to have agreed terms with the player only last week.
Lukaku, who is contracted to the Toffees until 2019, became Everton’s top Premier League scorer last season when he netted 18 times, as he amassed 25 goals in all competitions.