Lukaku ends 31-year wait as Everton destroy 10-man Hull

Lukaku added that despite the club’s progress under major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and manager Ronald Koeman, Everton had failed in its pursuit of several transfer targets.

The Icelander has scored eight Premier League goals this season and is the club’s second highest scorer.

And despite his agent Mino Raiola telling talkSPORT he was nearly certain to pen a new deal at Goodison Park, Lukaku himself reportedly revealed he would not sign a new contract.

Morgan tweeted after Saturday’s dismal defeat: “Maybe Koeman should replace Wenger & bring Lukaku with him”.

Okay, Lukaku would get more money and medals but if Costa stays, he will start most matches.

The Toffees hitman has informed the club that he will not pen a new contract on Merseyside.

Lukaku, who still has two years to run on his contract, retained the backing of Everton’s supporters, who loudly cheered his name before kick-off.

The 23-year-old has been in stellar form so far this season, scoring 22 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions as he has now registered the most prolific campaign of his career to date.

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.

‘If he is not available to play, we will have to find solutions, ‘ Silva said. It takes time. But this is a message for everybody; the manager and Everton is trying to get the best team it can.

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