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Everton star Romelu Lukaku has admitted he is open for a transfer away from Goodison Park in the summer after expressing his desire to play in the Champions League. The 22-year-old has been in fine form for Roberto Martinez's side, scoring 25 goals in all competitions out of which 18 came in the Premier League.
The Belgium international's father has urged the striker to leave Everton and join either Manchester United or Bayern Munich after the end of the season. He has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid as the Spanish capital club have included him in the shortlist. However, Lukaku refused to comment on the speculations linking him to Europe's elite clubs and admitted that his immediate focus is on improving his game.
"I'm 23 next summer and I think it would be nice to play in the Champions League from next season. That is the next step for me," Lukaku told Sky Sports.
"That is my dad's point of view; I think those are the teams he likes. It means people are keeping an eye on you. I have an agent who is dealing with this for me at the moment. I just want to be good, help my team-mates win games and score lots of goals."
Lukaku joined the Merseyside club on a season-long loan from Chelsea in 2013 and a year later, he made a permanent switch to Goodison Park. Italy manager Antonio Conte is the rumoured front runner for the Stamford Bridge job and the former Juventus boss wants to bring the striker back to west London if he is appointed as the next Blues manager, reports The Sun.
The Everton frontman admitted he has no point to prove at Chelsea and his exit was beneficial for both the player and his former club. He said, "No, I would not say that. I don't think I have anything to prove against them [Chelsea]. I moved on, they moved on."
"It was the best deal for both teams because they won the league and I became a better player so we will see what the future brings," he concluded.