Romelu Lukaku wants a return to Everton this summer, according to Toffees head of recruitment

1. Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly keen on a return to Everton this summer and Everton’s Head of Recruitment, Ian Atkins, believes the clubs can pull off a deal for the Belgian forward.

Lukaku’s future at Stamford Bridge is unknown as Jose Mourinho’s preference to other strikers seems evident.

The Portuguese coach signed Diego Costa earlier summer and while the departure of Demba Ba may have proved well for Lukaku, the Blues snapped up Didier Drogba on Friday to add even more competition to the front-line.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez recently insisted the club would try to sign Lukaku and it seems the Toffees are adamant they bring the forward back to Goodison Park. After such a successful season-long loan last term, Ian Atkins believes a deal can be pulled off to bring the forward back to Merseyside.

Atkins told reporters: “Romelu had a terrific season for Everton last year and I know everyone at the football club wants to see him back.

“Hopefully things can be sorted out, I think he’s quite settled in his mind that he wants to come to Everton, and hopefully he’ll be pulling on our blue shirt again next term.

“Our loan signings all did brilliantly for us last season. Gareth Barry has signed permanently now which is fantastic, and hopefully Lukaku will as well.

“I know the manager would like him back at Everton and I’m sure if he comes he’ll be a great asset and can help us get to that next level of European football.”

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Lukaku had a 63% shot accuracy in the league last season.

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