THIBAUT COURTOIS is refusing to sign a contract extension at Chelsea as he wants pay parity with Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, according to reports.
Courtois, 25, enjoyed a sensational season at Chelsea last term with his goalkeeping exploits helping them with the Premier League title and secure a return to the Champions League.
The Belgium international has two years remaining on his current £80,000-a-week contract.
But The Sun claim Courtois has left Chelsea sweating with talks over a new deal breaking down over pay.
Everton striker Lukaku looks destined to secure a return to Stamford Bridge this summer.
It is claimed he will join the club for £80million and he will pocket around £200,000-a-week.
Eden Hazard is already on £200,000-a-week at Chelsea, but he will be in line to get a significant increase on his £10m-a-year basic salary if he is offered a new deal.
Courtois knows he is one of the most sought after keepers in the world and he is hoping to squeeze more cash out of the champions.
The Sun say Courtois will use his contacts in Belgium to confirm what Lukaku and Hazard earn.
And based on this he will apparently make a last minute decision on signing a contract extension as he wants to ensure he earns the same as his international team-mates.
The former Atletico Madrid loanee is currently on holiday in America and no fresh discussions are planned until July, which will be deep into pre-season training.
Hazard is yet to be handed a new deal by Chelsea, but he could be handed a bumper pay rise as the west London outfit bid to prevent him from joining Real Madrid.