Romelu Lukaku will reject any interest from AC Milan this summer, placing fresh uncertainty over his future.
The Chelsea striker also has no interest in Newcastle, one of the few teams seen as being able to afford his salary and transfer fee.
The Belgium international’s position at Stamford Bridge is under intense scrutiny after being consigned to the fringes by Thomas Tuchel in recent months. He has made only one Premier League start since late February and was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday.
Lukaku has endured a miserable return to Chelsea after his club-record £97.5million move from Inter Milan last summer. He has struggled to adapt to Tuchel’s system, while injuries have also disrupted his campaign.
Meanwhile, his relationship with his manager was strained by his decision to conduct an interview with Italian TV, in which he was critical of Tuchel’s system. While Chelsea’s head coach insisted the situation was resolved, Lukaku has largely been reduced to the role of substitute during the second half of the season.
The player is growing increasingly frustrated by his lack of opportunities, with Tuchel’s decision not to use him at Goodison Park - despite being in desperate search of a goal - surprising sources close to Lukaku.