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Romelu Lukaku would be best suited to Man Utd or Bayern Munich, says father

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Following a season where Romelu Lukaku has impressed and Everton have underwhelmed, the Belgian powerhouse will likely be on the move this summer.

Under Roberto Martinez, who was sacked as manager last week, the Toffees finished a disappointing 11th in the Premier League and could lose their star players as a result.

Lukaku’s 18 goals in the league have seen him become one of Europe’s hottest prospects, with a host of elite sides reportedly vying to save him from his Goodison Park nightmare.

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all rumoured to be interested, suggesting Everton face a battle to keep him beyond the summer transfer window.

And now, Lukaku’s father has revealed the two clubs his son is best suited to and when he could leave.

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According to Goal, Roger Lukaku told Belgian outlet Humo: “Everton are asking around £65 million for Rom. I think a transfer will be done before the Euros.

“Romelu will decide his future, but agents have the last word most of the time. I hope and think Mino Raiola is an honest man.

“Now, with Romelu it will be quickly arranged. Has the transfer has been sorted? Almost. I think it will be in place before the European Championships.

“At the moment I think Manchester United or Bayern Munich are most suitable for him, especially Bayern."

A move away would undoubtedly be best for the 23-year-old striker if he’s to realise his vast potential.

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Lukaku has now come of age in the Premier League and improved considerably since arriving on the blue half of Merseyside in 2014.

Playing at the Allianz Arena or Old Trafford would be the next big step for him, whilst his pace, power and finishing would be welcome additions.

Losing their prized asset is the least of Everton’s worries, though, amidst the interest also shown in John Stones and Ross Barkley.

The England duo are exciting prospects and have largely impressed throughout a season of mediocrity.

Stones is particularly in demand, with Chelsea set to pursue his signature once again this summer.

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He’s come under criticism this term for overcomplicating his defensive responsibilities yet there’s no doubting he has a bright future.

Comparisons have often been drawn to Barcelona’s Gerard Pique because of Stones’ ability and composure on the ball, let alone his strength and excellent reading of the game.

However, like Lukaku, the 21-year-old will command a huge transfer fee from any potential suitor.

Everton rejected Chelsea’s £37 million advances last summer, suggesting a bid somewhere in the region of £50 million would be needed to acquire his services.

And Stones is exactly the man needed at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues’ ageing defence in dire need of a youthful injection.

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