On June 18th, Gazzetta reported Romelu Lukaku has ‘officially’ asked to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
Inter are believed to be one of the clubs chasing the Belgium international, while there’s also been interest from Paris Saint-Germain, if reports are to be believed.
According to FcInterNews, the Ligue 1 winners’ new sporting director Leonardo probed the possibility of bringing the former Everton man to Parc des Princes.
Thomas Tuchel has the services of Edinson Cavani as the first choice striker at the club and Leonardo wanted Lukaku to replace the Uruguayan, who has been linked with Atletico Madrid and the Red Devils.
It’s claimed Lukaku listened to advances made by PSG, but turned them down because his desire is to play for the Nerazzurri. He’s already found an agreement of €7.5m per year for the next five seasons.
The frontman’s move to the San Siro can be accelerated as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s are planning for the new season without their No 9, which is why they are looking for a new striker in the market. Manchester United are said to be demanding €70m to part ways with Lukaku.
Inter’s initial idea was to sell Mauro Icardi and use the money from his sale to sign the Belgian striker, who is the first choice target for Antonio Conte.
However, the task has become complicated, which is why the Serie A side need to sell Ivan Perisic and Radja Nainggolan in order to raise funds to sign Lukaku.