Romelu Lukaku has told Ronald Koeman he will not sign a new contract at Everton, the Toffees boss said on Thursday.
The Belgium international sits atop the Premier League scoring charts with 23 goals this season and has been linked with a return to former club Chelsea.
Lukaku, 23, is under contract at Goodison Park until 2019, but Koeman revealed an extension beyond that looks unlikely.
"He told me he won't sign a new contract," Koeman told a news conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting with Burnley.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba backed Lukaku - who was on Thursday nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award - to prove himself by heading back to Stamford Bridge, adding that he knew what the Everton man's future plans were without revealing them.
13 - Romelu Lukaku has scored 13 goals in 13 Premier League games for Everton in 2017. Flourishing. pic.twitter.com/2Sr8avAGLA-- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 13, 2017
That came as news to Koeman, who responded to the comments - given in an interview to Sky Sports - by saying: "No [I don't know where Lukaku wants to go]. Maybe I wait for the call from Drogba to tell me where he wants to go."