Inter Milan director, Beppe Marotta revealed that a deal for Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku is still being negotiated.
The Belgian has been left out of United’s travelling squad for the Tuesday friendly against Kristiansund in Norway. He has also missed the previous games in Australia, Singapore and China, reportedly due to a “minor injury”.
For months now, it has been speculated that Lukaku will be traded away to the Serie A this very summer. The 26-year-old fell out of Ole Solskjaer’s plans last season and does not wish to continue at the Old Trafford anymore.
He openly expressed his desire to play in the Italian top-flight and even praised former Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte, who is currently leading the Nerazzurri. Inter reportedly have made multiple offers so far but all of them have been turned down by the Red Devils.
“We made an important bid to Man United for Lukaku (£54m) but Man United ask so much for Romelu,” Marotta told the press. “We didn’t find an agreement but we’re still working for Lukaku. I don’t know what will happen on next days, football is so strange. We have made a fair and important offer respecting the value of the player.”
Rivals, Juventus are also thought to be interested in Lukaku and United are trying to pry away Paulo Dybala on an exchange deal. Unfortunately, for Solskjaer’s side, the Argentine playmaker wants to stay at Turin and prove his worth to the new head coach, Maurizio Sarri.
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