Missing out on the Champions League by finishing sixth, Manchester United have a busy and difficult summer ahead of them to try and turn things around at Old Trafford in order to compete for a top four finish next season.
As well as potentially proving a hindrance when trying to convince prospective new signings, the lack of elite European football next season will also affect the current squad members, as it’s been widely reported most of them are set for a pay cut.
This news has spread to Italy, where Corriere dello Sport believe Inter could profit from all this should they try and buy Romelu Lukaku.
Once claimed to potentially cost €80m, the Belgian’s price, after a poor end to the season, appears to have dropped considerably, with the Italian newspaper quoting €50-60m as the starting point for talks.
We will have to see what comes of it, but all this sounds far more promising for Antonio Conte, whose alleged impending arrival at San Siro come season’s end could shake the Serie A side’s hierarchy to the core.