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Ronald Koeman hopes to keep Romelu Lukaku

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Ronald Koeman believes Everton can keep Romelu Lukaku despite the Everton striker's wishes to leave Goodison Park. 

The Daily Mail report that the new Toffees boss isn't intending to sell any of his top players, saying:

"Lukaku is a key player, a goalscorer. You don't want to lose your best players.

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Still improving 

"If I can do something I will, because he is still a young player, he needs support, he can improve."

The 23-year-old is being linked with a host of clubs after reiterating his desire to play Champions League football. 

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His former club Chelsea are reportedly interested, though according to the London Evening Standard, they are being put off by Everton's demands for £65million. 

Koeman's project 

That could work in Koeman's favour, but Lukaku has also hinted at a move to Paris Saint-Germain, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that he called the French champions a "magnificent project". 

The Belgian wants to play Champions League football, which Everton - or Chelsea, for that matter - can't offer him next season, but Koeman must be hoping that he can convince the striker to believe in Everton's own project. 

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The Dutch boss could have up to £100million to spend this summer and now that Everton have been taken over, they are in less of a hurry to sell. 

Yet, a part of Koeman must be tempted to cash in on Lukaku while he is still valuable. He was disappointing in the last couple of months of the season and is yet to make an impact for Belgium at Euro 2016, so his value could drop considerably over the next year. 

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