Koeman: Barkley could be sold if he doesn't sign


Koeman: Barkley could be sold if he doesn't sign

But you need to respect your contract.

"I don't know what the board's plan is".

"First thing is you speak with the player, then I will speak with the board and we will see what will happen but then we have the global break so we have time enough with what we need to do", the manager added.

Lukaku has since spoken of his desire to win trophies and cited a lack of ambition at Everton, owing to the club's hierarchy missing out on important signings, but Raiola was more concerned about his other prestigious clients as he arrived in Manchester on Thursday.

"Everton as a football club has a great history".

Koeman, though, said Lukaku's place in the starting lineup was assured despite coming out with his frustrations in the press.

"There is no need to put him out of the team".

In a report by the Guardian, Pep Guardiola is said to release 18 players in the summer which will mean a huge restructuring of the first team squad.

Regarding Lukaku's comments Koeman said: "Of course I am not happy about that interview". If he is fit, he will start and he will play and he will score goals.

Barkley - who was dropped by Ronald Koeman earlier in the campaign - faces some stiff competition for a spot in the side at Goodison Park.

Everton are still hoping to convince their star to agree an extended deal, but the 23-year-old Belgian striker appears determined to force a transfer to a bigger club.

He added: "I think every situation is different". "Ross is a boy from Everton and what we need to show to him are the best reasons to stay". Of course his situation is different because Ross is running out, next season is his previous year of his contract.

Lukaku has revealed that he is not going to sign a new contract with the Toffees while Barkley has just over 12 months remaining on his current deal.

"The player by himself needs to understand it's not an ultimatum. It is not only money, it is about showing players they see ambition and the development of the team and the club is progressing".



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