Ronald Koeman insists he does not know anything about claims from Romelu Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola that the striker will sign a new Everton contract, but he says he would be delighted if that was the case.
“I didn’t speak to the board about Romelu. If his agent says he likes to stay and is close to signing a deal then that is perfect for Everton.
“Normally players, if they really see a future in a club, they see the team improving, the team is getting stronger every day, then that is always a plus for players to stay.
“We know everybody has his own ambition, that is normal, that’s a human being, and we like to keep the good players and he is one of them.”