Romelu Lukaku admits he could leave Everton

Everton's Romelu Lukaku

The striker has hinted he may leave Goodison Park in search of trophies, amid interest from former club Chelsea.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku looks dejectedEverton's Romelu Lukaku looks dejected

Romelu Lukaku admits he could leave Everton, telling the Daily Star that he "wants to win trophies".

The striker has recently been linked with a return to former club Chelsea, amid reports he has grown disillusioned with life at Goodison Park following the Toffees' disappointing 11th place last season, which ultimately saw boss Roberto Martinez sacked.

The club has since seen wealthy businessman Farhad Moshiri become a majority shareholder, and while Lukaku says he is willing to listen about his vision for the future team, he admits a move away from Merseyside does look likely.

He said: “I’m at a point where I have to make a good career choice. We have a new investor at Everton, and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say.

“I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football.

“I get that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea.

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels in action with Everton's Romelu LukakuBournemouth's Charlie Daniels in action with Everton's Romelu Lukaku

“People in Belgium don’t see me playing for Everton, but I am respected in England by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry.”

The 23-year-old, who scored 18 goals last season, arrived from Chelsea for a club record £28 million back in the summer of 2014, but Everton are reportedly nevertheless keen to make their money back, allegedly slapping a £65 million price tag on the forward.

But according to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have so far refused to meet valuation.

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