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Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Chelsea considering £100m bid for Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley

Chelsea considering £100m bid for Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley

Ronald Koeman has warned Everton playmaker Ross Barkley that the club will sell him if he does not sign a new contract at Goodison Park.

On Tuesday Lukaku stunned Goodison chiefs, when he told them he would not sign the five-year contract extension Toffees top brass thought was all but agreed.

Koeman has often been quite forthright in talking about players' contract situations.

Lukaku, who is the EPL's joint-top scorer with 19 goals this season, said he wanted to play in the UEFA Champions League.

EVERTON striker Romelu Lukaku has questioned whether the English Premier League club shares his ambition to challenge for major honors and says he wants to be "remembered by winning trophies", not just for scoring goals.

Despite Chelsea and Manchester United being alerted by news of the £65m-rated striker's potential availability, Everton are hopeful of renewing talks over a new contract and will do their best to persuade him to change his mind.

"He needs to sign a new contract, if not you need to sell the player".

Sky Sports News HQ's Merseyside reporter Vinny O'Connor takes a closer look at Romelu Lukaku's contract situation at Everton...

"Football is a business and you make decisions at the end of the season".

"The team needs Rom, and to score goals Rom needs the team".

As Chelsea found with their pursuit of John Stones two summers ago, Everton will fight hard to keep their star players and will not be bullied into selling Lukaku or Barkley. I don't want to go into details on that but you just follow the path that is in front of you. "Every Premier League game is hard".

"He can develop his right side, his heading ability, this player has got a lot of scope in which to improve and I think he is at the best club to do it". "What we need to do and like to do is show everyone that if there is one club outside of the big six to make the next step, then it is Everton".

Dembele joined Celtic on a free transfer from Fulham last summer but could now fetch a transfer fee as high as £40million after his superb debut season in the Scottish Premiership.

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