Super agent Mino Raiola says Romelu Lukaku has committed himself to Everton and will sign a new deal at Goodison Park - but nothing has been signed yet.
Lukaku has become one of the most feared strikers in the division and scored his 60th goal for the Toffees on Saturday to equal the Premier League club record set by former striker Duncan Ferguson.
The Belgian’s goalscoring exploits have not gone unnoticed with the likes of Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich linked with a move for the 23-year-old.
Lukaku, whose current deal runs until 2019, has never hidden his desire to play Champions League football.
Everton are hoping to persuade him that the club have the resources to match his ambitions - and it looks like they have succeeded.
Speaking to Talksport Raiola confirmed Lukaku was ready to put pen-to-paper on fresh terms:
“That is sure is the intention – I am 99.9999% sure he will sign.
“In football, contracts are not there to be gone to the end sometimes. But then there is always a three-party deal then.
“If everyone thinks it is better to move on, then that will be done at that moment. But for this moment, we are signing a contract with Everton.”
This isn’t the first time Raiola has stated Lukaku is close to signing a new deal. In December he said Rom was ‘99.9% certain’ so take everything he says with a pinch of salt.
However, it as least a sign things are moving in a positive direction and a official announcement should hopefully be made soon.