Chelsea are said to be hovering again over a summer move for their former striker.
The Belgium international is enjoying another prolific season in front of goal at Goodison Park.
Saturday’s 6-3 victory over Bournemouth saw Lukaku net four times, and he is now the Premier League’s top scorer with 16 to date.
However, while Everton have moved to secure his future on Merseyside, a new deal has not been agreed.
Romelu Lukaku is yet to commit his long-term future to Everton and pen an extension
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While Everton remain keen to tie Lukaku down, they are now under pressure
According to The Times, chairman Bill Kenwright has held talks with Lukaku during the past two transfer windows without reaching a conclusion.
The 23-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola said in December that “99.9 per cent of terms” had been sorted, as the Toffees hitman was set to earn a pay rise worth £140,000 a week.
But while Everton remain keen to tie Lukaku down, they are now under pressure from the Premier League leaders.
Antonio Conte is said to be keen on bringing Romelu Lukaku back to Chelsea this summer
Antonio Conte is reportedly plotting an £80m move to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
And he is apparently open to the prospect of rejoining Chelsea, which perhaps explains why a new Everton contract is still unsigned.
Luck would be a direct replacement for Diego Costa should the Blues striker leave in the summer, with China his likely destination.
It is claimed Conte has requested to the Chelsea board they buy Lukaku, with a new deal no closer at Everton.