Nerazzurri closely monitoring £200,000-a-week Man United striker
Inter Milan and Man United representatives will meet today to try and conclude a deal for Romelu Lukaku, with the Serie A club hoping to add the centre-forward on a two-year loan move.
Negotiations have been ongoing for weeks, with Belgium international making it clear he wants to swap Red Devils for Nerazzurri but the Italian side not matching English club’s valuation of £80m.
Lukaku is reportedly increasingly unhappy with life at Old Trafford and wants to push through a move away after coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear Marcus Rashford would be a first choice centre-forward at the club. Inter will test Red Devils resolve with a complicated two-year loan offer, which could amount to a total cost of €70m.
Nerazzurri’s opening bid to be a €10m loan fee, €30m in June 2020 and €30m in June 2021, with an obligation to buy. Whether Man United will accept the bid is yet to be seen as it was thought they were hoping for as much money as possible up front.
This loan bid will only see the English club pocket nearly £9m this transfer window, which will not be an excellent deal of help as they look for a replacement up forward. Italian club’s sport director, Piero Ausilio, has flown to London to meet with the Red Devils chiefs and try to get the deal over the line.
The Belgian striker is currently with the rest of the Man United squad in Australia for the club’s pre-season tour which sees them take on Perth Glory on weekend and then Leeds United on Wednesday.