After having spent the season on loan at Everton the future of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku still seems up in the air despite Everton manager Roberto Martinez wanting to sign the Belgium international on a long-term contract.

Martinez knows however everything depends on Chelsea and if Jose Mourinho is able to sign the players he wants for the west London club, and even then should the Blues decide they are willing to sell Lukaku, Everton will not be the only team that will be interested.

When speaking to the Daily Star Martinez said: “We’ll see what’s the best thing for everyone.

“But everything will be in stages, how Chelsea are doing in their own squad and how that frees some players.

“It’s going to take a bit of time and I don’t think Romelu’s situation is going to be resolved before the World Cup, in truth.”

Meanwhile Toffee’s forward Steven Naismith thinks the Merseyside club will be able to attract top players despite not being in the Champions League, but thinks the Europa League will help saying: “Europe definitely gives us a chance to keep progressing. Every player wants to be involved in Europe.

“If you are not involved in it, you end up sitting there watching it and it’s much better to be involved, having a chance of winning a trophy.

“I’m sure we’ll strengthen the squad in the summer.”