The Belgian's agent has been insistent that his client has agreed to a new deal but the paperwork has not yet been signed.
Lukaku's current contract is up in 2019 and Everton are keen to secure an extension on increased wages that would likely make him the highest-paid player in the club's history.
“That is sure is the intention – I am 99.9999% sure he will sign," Raiola told talkSPORT today.
"In football, contracts are not there to be gone to the end sometimes. But then there is always a three-party deal then.
"If everyone thinks it is better to move on, then that will be done at that moment. But for this moment, we are signing a contract with Everton.”
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1 Posted 27/02/2017 at 19:52:27
From Everton's point of view, if we give him the wage increase to what he'd earn at a top club (of which he could easily join if a free agent), then it reduces the amount of clubs who could buy him.
We also need to try to show commitment to match his ambition by showing ambition of our own. Perhaps Rom's ambition can fire our own to act now and deliver a great season next year.
2 Posted 27/02/2017 at 19:58:06
3 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:15:51
We'd be better off leaving things as they are and selling him in the summer on our terms, as he'll be gone either way and his stock will be sky high.
4 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:29:48
5 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:33:26
Does anyone know why Sky are live from Everton tomorrow??
Is it the Lukaku new deal announcement??
6 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:44:53
I know some will say "Well if he doesn't want to stay then he can do one" but the problem is, who the hell do we replace him with?
7 Posted 27/02/2017 at 20:47:38
8 Posted 27/02/2017 at 21:19:33
9 Posted 27/02/2017 at 21:22:09
He's just alerting other clubs, they need to grease his palms now or the price will go up.
11 Posted 27/02/2017 at 21:48:21
Barkley has improved but imagine if we had an Erikssen or Coutinho type player playing pinpoint balls in front of Rom!!
Also while we are talking new faces I think the lad Niang from AC Milan would make a cracking foil for Lukaku big strong fast can use both feet, the two of them would be a real handful!
12 Posted 27/02/2017 at 21:53:02
13 Posted 27/02/2017 at 21:55:27
14 Posted 27/02/2017 at 21:58:53
15 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:01:17
17 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:08:50
A brilliant performance from Leicester, who did what they used to do, which they have started doing again. From the off, they harried and hassled Liverpool, but most importantly of all, they played to their strengths, namely the pace of Jamie Vardy. He's had barely any service this season, but tonight they hit him as early as they could as often as they could, and he responded with two expertly taken finishes, sandwiching a finish for the ages from Danny Drinkwater. They move up to 15th in the table and will surely now survive. The least said about Liverpool the better - they were sluggish, predictable and disorganised, so stay 5th, a point behind Arsenal and a point ahead of Manchester United, both of whom have played a game less.
18 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:12:42
Champions of October 1.
19 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:15:47
20 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:16:15
"Champions of October". Excellent!
21 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:16:59
23 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:20:23
24 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:24:38
25 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:27:37
28 Posted 27/02/2017 at 22:55:38
"We are signing a contract with Everton."
When can we expect to see Raiola put the ball in the back of the net then? Fucking "we?"
29 Posted 27/02/2017 at 23:08:57
30 Posted 27/02/2017 at 23:10:15
So true some of these agents behave as if they own the player rather than represent them. I also noticed a few caveats in his statement, which leaves the door open for the agent to make a few more bob if he decides to persuade the player to move on elsewhere.
31 Posted 27/02/2017 at 23:28:19
35 Posted 28/02/2017 at 07:44:29
Suggestions of a 'financial announcement' later, Elstone and Koeman being mentioned as giving interviews plus input from Duncan and Sharpie at 0830. Also briefly paid tribute to Alex Young RIP.
I'm on nights so have to go to bed shortly but it would be nice to see some updates or a thread as they're suggesting it's got live segments throughout the day.
36 Posted 28/02/2017 at 08:55:32
37 Posted 28/02/2017 at 09:20:57
39 Posted 28/02/2017 at 09:53:09
40 Posted 28/02/2017 at 09:58:42
This comment from RK jumped out at me
KOEMAN ON ROONEY
Very, very interesting stuff from the Everton boss on Wayne Rooney...
"I still think Wayne Rooney is playing at a high level and he made a good choice staying at Manchester United and in the Premier League.
"He still has two or three years in front of him to play at the highest level. What will happen at the end of the season, I do not know? In my opinion he's one of the players who can make Everton stronger than they are now.
"It's all about what the players likes, what Manchester United need to do and we are not involved in that project. Every player who we feel can make the team stronger is welcome at Everton."
41 Posted 28/02/2017 at 10:00:17
42 Posted 28/02/2017 at 10:26:07
44 Posted 28/02/2017 at 14:44:46
45 Posted 28/02/2017 at 15:35:45
46 Posted 28/02/2017 at 15:50:29
You can see all the positives. We are on the ascent and there's no going back!
Onwards and upwards! COYB!
47 Posted 28/02/2017 at 16:04:16
Carra in Everton gear will be driving the RS mad... hehe!
48 Posted 28/02/2017 at 18:10:30
The most successful agents are the ones who have their clients move all the time. They are not, and never will be, working for the all round good of their client.
Rom will sign despite his agent not because of him. The agent may think he's got Rom the best deal possible, but the truth is, Everton will pay the best they can.
We have always throughout our history done the right thing for players. Look how many ex players now call themselves Evertonians and only ever talk in the highest regards about us. I was listening to an interview with Wayne Clarke, and he was saying he's an Evertonian, he supports only us he grew up a massive fan if another club, played for a few years for us etc!
If Rom doesn't sign, it's not the end of the world. We'll still get top dollar and move on. May pay for Aguero!!
49 Posted 28/02/2017 at 18:23:14
If he just wanted to sign the deal, he'd sign the deal and move on. Obviously the agents don't get as much cash then though.
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