Everton are determined to keep hold of on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

The Daily Mail says Everton remain in the frame for the permanent signing of Lukaku, but Chelsea's asking price of around £25million will be an obvious stumbling block.

The 20-year-old is keen to play in European competition next season and Everton's finishing position could prove crucial in terms of standing and new finance. Lukaku's camp would prefer to wait until after the World Cup when more clubs are anticipated to show an interest.

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