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Lukaku could leave Everton before Euro 2016 for £65m

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His father has been talking to the media again

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Between his father and his agent, Romelu Lukaku doesn't need to talk to the press about leaving Everton, as the two perform admirably as his public mouthpiece.

Lukaku recently skirted controversy when he spoke to the media at the last international break, talking about leaving the Blues to play Champions League football (click here for story stream). Fans were even more irate when then-manager Roberto Martinez refused to rebuke the forward, and instead chose to vent on revered veteran Leighton Baines for telling the papers that Everton had no chemistry.

After the way this last season ended for the Toffees, it is no secret that Lukaku could be on his way out. The five teams that have been identified as likely destinations for the player are his former club Chelsea, Manchester United, Champions League finalists Atlético Madrid, and European giants Bayern Munich and Juventus. In recent days, Paris St. Germain has also come up as a possible club with the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be leaving France at the end of his current contract this summer.

His father Roger Lukaku spoke to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, and said -

"I hope and believe that Mino [Raiola] is fair and that he is acting in the best interest of the player.

"Now, with Romelu it will be quickly arranged. Whether the transfer has been sorted? Almost. I think it will be in place before the European Championship. Everton are asking around £65m for Rom.

"He won't go to Italy, because they keep it closed at the back, too difficult for an attacker. What is certain — to continue to make progress, he needs to change clubs, but we are mainly engaged in making the right choice.

"Romelu will decide his future, but agents have the last word most of the time. I hope and I think Mino Raiola is an honest man."

Both Lukaku senior and his agent Raiola have made a lot of noise about the striker before, so it remains to be seen how far this conversation goes. However, if Everton are indeed asking for £65m then the incoming manager at Goodison Park could be looking at quite the shopping spree if rumors that new owner Farhad Moshiri is promising a £100m transfer warchest.