Lukaku plots Toffees exit

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has confirmed his intentions to leave the club in the summer, in order for his career to progress.

The Belgium international finished the season with 25 goals to his name, 18 of which came in the Premier League, making him the division's fourth highest goalscorer.Lukaku's goalscoring exploits were not enough, however, to prevent his Toffees side finishing in the bottom half of the table.

"I'm at a point where I have to make a good career choice," Lukaku told the Daily Star.

"We have a new investor at Everton and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles.

"I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football. I got that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea.

"People in Belgium don't see me playing for Everton, but I am respected by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry."

The 23-year-old has already been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Manchester United and former club Chelsea.