Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a return to the Premier League, where Manchester City are named as one of the suitors for the Inter Milan star.
Prior to the Serie A winners’ friendly tie against Pergolettese on Sunday, Giuseppe Marotta stressed the striker is not transferable for the Nerazzurri.
“Can we say that Lukaku is not transferable? For our part, yes, absolutely yes. Lukaku is an important element in this chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi,” Marotta said.
Calciomercato relay the comments made by the Inter chief and give their take on the conditions needed for Inter to consider the 28-year-old’s sale this summer.
Pep Guardiola’s side get a mention as the report adds the Citizens ‘showed interest’ in the Belgium international, while they are also keen to sign Harry Kane, who wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s claimed that only ‘sensational offers’, in excess of €100m, will make Inter consider Lukaku’s sale and so far, they haven’t received any offers in that region from City or any other club who want to acquire the star striker’s services.
Lukaku’s contract expires in 2024 and Calciomercato add the frontman will see his salary increase to €8.5m [most likely net] from next season. He has also often expressed his desire to continue at the San Siro.
The stance maintained by both the player and Inter would make any deal complicated to complete this summer.