Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has turned down the most lucrative contract offer in the club’s history.

The Premier League club had been confident the Belgium international would sign a new five-year deal thought to be worth around £140,000 a week.

The 23-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, had said his client was “99.9%” certain to extend his stay at Goodison Park.

However, Lukaku has told the Toffees he currently has no desire to extend a contract that has two years to run.

Lukaku has made no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League and has been linked with a return to former club Chelsea, from whom he joined Everton for £28m in 2014.

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