Romelu Lukaku has spoken of desire to "create history" with Everton despite rumours surrounding his long-term future at Goodison Park. The 23-year-old Belgium international rejected a new contract offer £140,000 ($164,000)-a-week from Ronald Koeman's men and questioned the club's ambition in a recent interview, sparking wild speculation of a move away in the summer.
But Lukaku, the Premier League's current top scorer with 21 goals, has hinted that he may stay with the Blues beyond this season and is eager to drag his teammates to the promised land of the Champions League. The former Chelsea and Anderlecht hitman has made no secret of his desire to play in Europe's elite competition as soon as he can, and is hopeful he can achieve qualification on Merseyside.
"I want to create history at the club," the Everton forward told EA SPORTS. "I want to push for a top four spot and I think we have to aim for this. Personally, I just want to improve and become a better player than I am today."
"I think I've proven that I've improved every part of my game. I have always been scoring goals and now the quality of goals I am scoring is better. I can now create chances to score for myself, and I have scored a free kick this year too.
"I have been scoring a lot more headers and my overall finishing has improved a lot. My overall play has improved but I want to give a lot more as I go through my journey in football."
Lukaku later turned his attention away from himself and discussed his stricken Everton teammate Seamus Coleman, who had his leg broken by Neil Taylor while playing for the Republic of Ireland on international duty.
The former Anderlecht prodigy is saddened by the dreadful injury suffered by the 28-year-old and insists that he and the rest of the Everton squad will do their utmost to ensure that he is "comfortable" when he returns to action.
"I sent him a message that night and we as a team are going to do our best for him to make sure he is comfortable when he comes back into the team," Lukaku added. "He always gives 100% to the team and is a leader in the dressing room. It is really sad that this happened to him."