Everton star Romelu Lukaku has rejected a chance to join Manchester United as the striker is looking for a big money move in the summer. He joined the Merseyside club on-loan from Chelsea in 2013, before making a permanent switch to Goodison Park a year later.
The 22-year-old has started in every league fixture of the 2015/16 season and has been impressive so far. He has scored 15 goals and created five more chances for his teammates in the Premier League.
United are believed to be interested in acquiring his services, who is valued at around £50m ($72.6m). According to The Sun, Lukaku will leave the Toffees at the end of the season as he wants to move away from England, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain being his preferred clubs.
The ex-Chelsea man is looking to play in the Champions League and the 20-time English champions were eliminated from the group stages, forcing Louis van Gaal's side to settle for the Europa League this term. On the other hand, Real and PSG have progressed to the knockout stages of Europe's elite club competition and both teams look like they can qualify for the later stages of the Champions League in the coming years.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is aware of the growing interest from top clubs in signing his star players. He has admitted that he has no verbal agreement with Lukaku and John Stones to allow them to leave in the summer. The centre-back is also a target for United, while Chelsea are also interested in securing his services, reports the Express.
"It would be very negative. If you do that could you imagine the last two months for that player? He would never put a leg in or never challenge for the ball," the Mirror quoted Martinez as saying.
"I know you can do that to keep a player for another 12 months, but if you're not going to have a player 12 months down the line you need to start replacing him to have a stronger team."