Officials from Inter Milan will arrive in the UK next week in order to agree on a deal with Manchester United over the transfer of Romelu Lukaku.
The 26-year-old Belgian forward has emerged as Inter’s top transfer target this summer as they are looking a replacement for Mauro Icardi who is likely to depart from the club ahead of the next campaign.
Lukaku endured a tough season at Old Trafford, founding back of the net 15 times in 45 games in all competitions and fell behind England international forward Marcus Rashford in the pecking order after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as Jose Mourinho’s successor.
Solskjaer is also believed to have informed Belgian forward that Rashford will be his first-choice next season and former Everton man seeks an exit from the club.
Nevertheless, the Red Devils are under no obligation to sell as Belgian forward has three years left on his current deal and will only entertain offers for the former Everton man if they are able to recoup the £75m that they paid back in 2017.
Inter’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta alluded to the teams interest in Lukaku at the weekend, saying: ‘The transfer market is a work in progress.
“We are working hard to get the best squad possible for the new season. We are ambitious and want the best team possible.
‘We also must find ways to respect all financial perimeters too. We cannot rush things because that can lead to mistakes. We have clear ideas but we need to be patient. We have important goals and transfer targets in mind.’