December 22, 2016 / 6:41 AM / 7 months ago

Everton's Lukaku on verge of signing new deal - agent

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(Reuters) - Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is on the brink of a sealing a new deal with the Premier League club, the Belgian's agent Mino Raiola has said.

The 23-year-old, whose current deal expires in 2019, had been strongly linked with a return to former club Chelsea during the close season.

"With Everton, we have 99.9 percent reached terms. It is a question of putting the details on the paper," Raiola told talkSPORT.

Everton, who are ninth in the league, face champions Leicester City on Monday.

($1 = 0.8097 pounds)

Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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