Everton news: Koeman: Lukaku must improve his pressing game

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19th May, 2017 | 3:52pm

'He has to improve' – Koeman says this Everton senior star is not the total package

By Matt Bullin

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed that Romelu Lukaku still has room to improve his game.

The areas the Dutchman outlines for improvement are playing as “a number nine” and pressing.

This comes after Sky Sports Italy correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his personal website on Wednesday that talks would begin over the potential sale of the striker before the end of the week.

Chelsea are the club reportedly interested, and they are looking at a £70million fee for the Belgian international.

Lukaku has been in fine form for the Toffees this term and has bagged 24 Premier League goals in 36 appearances, as well as supplying six assists – but for Koeman he’s still not the total package.

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He topped the league’s goal scoring charts until Harry Kane scored four goals in Spurs’ 6-1 thrashing of Leicester on Thursday night, which moved him onto 26 for the season.

Despite Lukaku’s obvious quality and the fact a £70million fee has been touted for him, his manager still believes there is room for him to improve.

Speaking in his pre-match conference on Thursday,as quoted by Liverpool Echo journalist, Chris Beesley, he said: “Rom needs to work at being a number nine and pressing.

“Even if Rom doesn’t get the golden boot, 24 goals is a good total but he knows he has to improve.”

Everton currently sit seventh in the Premier League knowing no matter what result they finish with at the Emirates they will stay there.

In other Everton news, this Premier League ace has hinted at a move to the Toffees.

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