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Romelu Lukaku’s contract talks with Everton have stalled and the Everton striker is seemingly looking for a way out.

The 23-year-old has been in hot form this season and wants to play in the Champions League. He has been continually linked with Chelsea since last season and reports suggest Antonio Conte is still interested in signing the Belgian.

Former Everton player Tony Cottee, believes paying the Belgian international as high as £250,000 per week would be a bargain for the club.

“The Lukaku situation is frustrating,” Cottee, who spent six years at Everton in his playing career, told Sky Sports.

“If you are an Everton fan, you want it to be sorted out. You don’t want to be reading that your top striker is 99 per cent certain of signing a contract and then, all of a sudden, he is not going to sign.

“I think only that man himself, Lukaku, knows the answer to it. If it is about money, give him whatever he wants. Even if it is £250,000-a-week.

“If you keep that player and he scores the goals that get you in the Champions League, it is an absolute bargain.”

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