Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is hoping negotiations for Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry to return to Goodison Park next season will prove successful. Chelsea striker Lukaku and Manchester City midfielder Barry both played key roles during loan spells last season as the Toffees finished in fifth place in the Premier League table.
Kenwright said: "Lukaku we would love to keep. Gareth Barry we would love to keep and that is ongoing work and we obviously have to add to the squad, so it is non-stop.
"Romelu was a great addition to Everton. I have to tell you, off the pitch as well as on, he is an extraordinary boy. As you know he speaks all those languages, he's got a terrific family and he walks the walk as well as talking the talk.
"We would love to have him back and people at Chelsea are good friends of mine so we are hopeful. But he is at the World Cup now and I think we will have to see what happens at the World Cup.
"Gareth Barry had a great season for us and I know the manager has spoken to him and I will meet with his people and we are hopeful that he will be there next season."
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