Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal
Arsene Wenger has been praising Everton striker Romelu Lukaku ahead of his Arsenal side hosting the Toffees in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday.
Lukaku has 24 league goals so far this term, two behind top-scorer Harry Kane following his four-goal haul for Tottenham Hotspur at Leicester City, and Wenger has been impressed by the Belgium international.
"I believe every big club who plays against him is conscious at any moment he can score against you with his power and determination.
"If you look at his record and his age, it's quite impressive. I think nobody has scored more in the Premier League than him at his age, so you have to respect that."
Everton's Romelu Lukaku shoots at goal
Lukaku has just turned 24 and yet already has 84 Premier League goals from his time at Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion and now Everton.
The Belgian has been heavily linked with a transfer away from Goodison Park this summer, with Arsenal reported to have been previously interested according to Sky Sports.
Yet when asked whether the North London side would be looking to sign Lukaku, Wenger was definitive in his response:
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
"We were not really after him because he was at Chelsea and he belonged to Chelsea."
Well it seems that a return to the Blues, whom Lukaku left in the summer of 2014 in a £28m deal, now seems the most likely outcome.
The Metro report that the forward has been speaking to fellow Belgium star Thibaut Courtois as talks open ahead of a £70m transfer to Stamford Bridge.