After meeting Manchester United officials in London for Romelu Lukaku, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio returned to Milan on Thursday evening.
When speaking to reporters, Ausilio confirmed talks with the Red Devils for the Belgium international.
“No news, contact, as it should be, between two important clubs like Inter and Manchester United. An official contact,” Calciomercato quoted Ausilio as saying.
“All the players taken were taken by mutual agreement with Antonio Conte. The club tries to meet the needs of the coach, in compliance with the economic parameters that we must always monitor.”
‘Positive feeling’ reports FcInterNews after the talks between the two clubs for the former Everton star.
It’s claimed the belief at the San Siro is the Premier League club are willing to negotiate the 26-year-old’s transfer and the last meeting ‘broke the ice’.
However, more meetings will be needed and the next official contact could be next week, most likely in England.
Inter’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta and Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello could be part of the next trip to England to negotiate the striker’s transfer.
Though United have opened the door for Lukaku’s transfer, they are unwilling to accept a loan with an obligation to make the deal permanent.
They are looking for a figure close to €80m to sanction the sale as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will use these funds to find his replacement.
This message has been received by the Nerazzurri and they will have to find the right formula in bringing Lukaku to Inter.