Everton star Kevin Mirallas casts doubt over his future with Champions League ambition

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The Belgian forward says he will have to consider his options if Everton do not qualify for the Champions League.

Everton fans have had to endure a rather mixed start to the season but at the moment it is hard not to say that Everton fans must be impressed by the recent performances of Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas..

Since returning from a recent hamstring injury he has been in great form, scoring five goals in 11 appearances for the team.

Recently he has been in great form, scoring against Wolfsburg and Tottenham and he will need to be on song today, when Everton take on in-form Manchester City at The Etihad.

But Everton also know they have a task on their hands keeping hold of Mirallas.

The Belgian's current deal expires in 2016 but Roberto Martinez has admitted the club want him to sign an extension, with the papers believing Mirallas will receive a pay-rise and the deal will be extended until 2019.

The player himself has now been talking about the offer on the table.

Mirallas was speaking to Sporting Telenet, when he revealed that his prerogative was still Champions League football - with or without Everton.

"We have been busy since the holidays. That takes time, normal. Both parties want different things, but the discussions have been conducted in a good atmosphere.

"On the field, you see that I feel good. I never made ​​it a secret that I want Champions League play. I prefer to do it with Everton. If that is not possible, we need to look at how the cards are. We'll see how Everton respond. "

Everton are currently struggling to make that a reality. They are in the bottom half of the table after a dodgy start to the Premier League and their best hope at qualification for the Champions League looks like being via the Europa League winners route that has come into play this season.

If they want to keep hold of Mirallas and attract a certain calibre of player, they will have to get to Europe's elite one way or the other soon.

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