Inter Milan have officially held talks with Manchester United regarding the possibility of signing underfire striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.
According to Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio, the club met with United officials earlier this week to try and work out a deal.
Inter and United disagree over Romelu Lukaku valuation
United have reportedly slapped a £75m price tag on the Belgian striker and are unwilling to negotiate. Inter, on the other hand, are keen on signing Lukaku on a two-season loan before making the deal permanent for a fee much lower than what United are expecting.
This has reportedly caused delays in finalising the move as both clubs appear firm in their respective stances.
Inter hold official talks; move still far from complete
Ausilio confirmed that Inter had met with United officials to hold talks, although nothing concrete has been agreed upon yet.
“We had a meeting with Manchester United for Lukaku. It was an official approach between two important clubs. We’ll see what happens.
“All the players we’re following are targets we’ve agreed with Antonio Conte. We want to satisfy his request within certain financial parameters.”
What’s next for Lukaku?
As for Lukaku himself, he is looking for a move away from Old Trafford after dropping down the pecking order.
Last season, the Belgian was often overlooked by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in favour of Marcus Rashford. The Englishman was one of United’s only bright sparks last season and recently signed a new contract, implying he is definitely part of their plans heading into the future.
Lukaku, meanwhile, is contracted with the club for three more years. However, he expressed his desire to move to Italy, claiming it’s always been a dream of his to play in the Serie A.
It remains to be seen if Inter are willing to meet United’s valuation of the Belgian striker.