On May 14th, we carried a report from Corriere dello Sport, who explained an offer around €50-60m could help Inter Milan open negotiations with Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku.
FcInterNews brings the latest update on the striker and also the managerial situation at the San Siro.
Luciano Spalletti is currently in charge and the report explains he is set to be replaced by Antonio Conte after this season.
The latter tried to sign the Belgium international in his last summer transfer window at Chelsea, but the Blues were beaten by the Red Devils.
The 26-year-old is the ‘first choice’ target for Conte at Inter and the manager has already made this known to the club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta during the two meetings they’ve had so far.
It’s further explained the Nerazzurri have had contacts with Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello for several weeks, and his name has been ‘liked’ by the Serie A side for a long time.
From Old Trafford, they are demanding a fee in the region of €70-80m for the frontman, which is the same range requested by Inter from Juventus for Mauro Icardi. The latter’s sale could help his side raise funds to land Lukaku.
Lukaku earns €10m per year at Manchester United and Inter are willing to offer him a five-year deal worth €7.5m-a-season plus bonuses.
FcInterNews also state: ‘The longer duration would allow the player to earn more than what he would currently be earning in England over the next three years.’