Everton football coach Ronald Koeman has said Romelu Lukaku’s improvement this season has made more clubs to be interested in him.
Koeman admits that the Belgian who is Premier League’s top scorer with 24 goals is a better player this season.
Lukaku whose performance has helped the club secure Europe spot this season has told the management he will not renew his current deal once it expires.
“He has scored 24 goals and with five games to go he can reach a really high total,” said Koeman, who refused to speculate on suggestions the club have put a £100 million price tag on the 23-year-old.
“It is like for any player who is performing at a high level — every team likes to have goalscorers in the team because goals make points for the team.
“But I think he is improving in the rest of his football. He is doing better pressing and running in the channels.
“He is now a better striker for the team than he was last year.
“I’ve had several conversations about how, in my opinion, he needs to play as a striker and he is working hard and improving.
“If someone is interested, for sure they will call the board and then we will speak about it but we will try to do everything to keep him at Everton next season,” said Koeman.