LvG: Lukaku interest is natural


Lukaku has netted 18 goals and provided six assists in 29 Premier League outings for Everton this season.

The Belgian striker recently cast doubt on his future at Goodison Park by expressing a desire to play Champions League football next season.

Lukaku's agent Mino Raiola said earlier this week Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid were after his client's services, while United and Bayern Munich has also been linked with the 22-year-old in reports.

"Lukaku is a very interesting player, but I think every club in the world is looking at strikers," Van Gaal was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

"When you score a lot of goals, you are always a potential candidate for clubs. Football is like that.

"When you look at scoring goals and providing assists, Lukaku does it at the highest level in the Premier League."

Lukaku is contracted to the Toffees until 2019.