As we draw closer and closer to the summer transfer window, rumours linking Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea keep getting stronger, and it seems Everton manager Ronald Koeman is already planning for life without the Belgian.
Speaking about the Lukaku rumours, the Dutchman explained that in his playing days, everyone panicked when Ruud Gullit left PSV for AC Milan, but it turned out to spark a real period of success for the club.
“In my career, we lost one time Ruud Gullit in PSV and everybody was afraid,” Koeman said. “And we signed some other new players and won, in 1988, the championship, the (Dutch) Cup, the European Cup. That is football.
“Of course, you like to keep your best striker, your top scorer, but we also need around that position more productivity.
“I said before maybe you lose at one side something… but I am not talking about what will happen if he does not stay next season.”