Koeman wants 'improved' top scorer Lukaku to stay at Everton

There are so many things going against West Ham, it's hard to sum them up in a 15 minute video.

Luckily they face a West Ham United side that is once again in crisis. Romelu Lukaku has a lethal hit-rate against them. "If someone's interested they'll call the board of the club and they'll speak about it but we want to keep him".

"We are going to see what is going to happen after this season", he said.

Some West Ham fans feel that Inzaghi would be an excellent appointment at London Stadium, but others aren't so enthused by the prospect of him becoming manager. They've been superb in general lately, winning nine of their last 14, but they've won only two of their last 14 on the road, and they're winless on their travels in their last five, dropping points at teams such as Watford, Hull and Middlesbrough since the start of December.

"We should have managed those games better". Everton will be missing key players, Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman with long-term injuries, so perhaps this is a good time for West Ham to come up against the Merseyside outfit.

West Ham are back on track. The answer is clearly no.

The former Italy global has been gradually building his reputation at Lazio and was in charge of their youth team for six years before he took the reins of the first team last year.

Though they are clubs of similar stature, Everton have gone from strength to strength with Lukaku as a member of their squad, while West Ham have continually regressed while throwing mud at the wall in the transfer market. Not only is the Belgian in the form of his life, he has scored in each of his eight appearances for Everton against the Irons, who have conceded 15 goals in their last six matches.

Lukaku was right to snub the Hammers twice, and now has the world at his feet. A £12million permanent summer move is a possibility, Bilic confirmed.

It could have been so different for all parties involved if Lukaku had chose to move to east London; the Belgian will be thanking his lucky stars he made the correct decision.

  • Julie Sanders