Chelsea not willing to pay more than £70m for Romelu Lukaku

Earlier in the week, the Belgium worldwide told the club he would not be signing a new £140,000-a-week contract that would make him the best-paid player in their history as he questioned whether they had the ability to reach the Champions League.

The two 23 year-olds could prove to be the future of Arsenal Football Club should deals be thrashed out, and Koeman himself has already worked wonders with the pair in only a short time together.

"I will know more about my injury on Monday", he tweeted.

"Secondly, and I spoke with Rom this morning, I know it's hard but if you are a player, prepare yourself to play well and score goals - the rest needs to be done by the manager and the club".

"I'm a little bit anxious he might be out for several weeks but we need to wait until tomorrow".

"He is a really important player for us, it gives us problems in the next games as well", said Silva of Huddlestone's pending absence.

"But it's impossible to do this in one transfer window, and one season".

Lukaku had questioned whether Everton shared his ambition to challenge for major honours, and the club are now seventh in the table, level on points with sixth-placed Arsenal, who have two games in hand.

"His behaviour, except this interview, is what I like from the player".

"The team needs Rom, and to score goals Rom needs the team".

"We kept the momentum".

"He found it tough for 90 minutes and in the last five he has scored two and that shows he is always on his toes and ready to go". "We killed the game perfectly", the Dutchman said.

  • Julie Sanders