"Stay out of my business" - Lukaku hits back at transfer speculation

The Belgian striker is linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, but hit out at media speculating on a move

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has urged the media to 'stay out of his business' as reports continue to link him away from the Merseyside club.

The Belgian decided not to extend his stay at Everton this year and has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Manchester United and a return to Chelsea.

The 23-year-old has hit out at the media regarding the speculation and described the continued reporting of his situation as "annoying".

"Some media these days are annoying man," he tweeted. This was followed by a second tweet, saying: "As long as I didn't make a public statement about my situation please stay out of my business OK?"

A move to United would see him join back with former manager Jose Mourinho, who sold him to Everton from Chelsea back in 2014.

Some see this as one of the more likely moves, with the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic still in doubt. The Swede suffered a knee injury during the Europa League semi-final second leg at home to Anderlecht which ended his season.

Lukaku is this season's top scorer in the Premier League with 24 goals, surpassing last season's total of 18. His performances saw him finish behind Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero in the race of the Golden Boot.

Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed his most prolific Premier League season this year with 24 goals in England's top flight. Image:  Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport