Romelu Lukaku confirms 'decision has been made' over new Everton contract
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 24/03/17 10:45pm
Romelu Lukaku insists he has made his decision over a new Everton contract and there is "nothing wrong" with discussing his ambitions.
Sky sources understand the Belgium striker - currently preparing for a World Cup Qualifier against Greece on Saturday - has told the Toffees he will not sign a new deal at the club.
Lukaku questioned Everton's ambitions last week and said he needs the "platform" to become one of Europe's best strikers, with a string of top clubs interested in his signing.
He said: "The decision has already been made so I can't talk about that.
"There is nothing wrong with ambition. You have to embrace it and where you are as a footballer.
"I've made a long way until now but the road is still long and I know I have to improve and get better. I want to help Everton as much as I can, as well as the national team. I think a lot of stuff can be achieved.
"Sometimes people will mistake things that I say but it's just ambition that I have; I want to win titles and trophies and I don't think people should take that as arrogance - people should embrace it.
"This is what footballers need to achieve if they want to become the best, and I think young kids need to learn that too."