Last weekend, The Athletic’s David Ornstein reported Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku and Southampton’s Danny Ings are included in Manchester City’s striker target list for the summer.
It was also stated the Nerazzurri frontman’s past connection with Manchester United is ‘likely to be no issue’ for him to move to the Etihad.
FcInterNews backs claims made in England and add ‘it’s true’ the Citizens are interested in the Belgium international.
Pep Guardiola has included the 27-year-old in his list to replace Sergio Agüero, who will be a free agent in the summer.
Lukaku has a contract at the San Siro until 2024, but no valuation has been slapped on him because neither the player nor the Serie A side ‘think of separating’.
There would have been a talk of a new contract if not for the club’s finances being impacted by the global health crisis.
The former Everton man is happy with his life in Milan, both on and off the pitch and has a good relationship with his manager, Antonio Conte. He is ‘indispensable’ for the latter.
In other words, there is no reason for Lukaku to leave nor for Inter to consider selling him in the summer, amid interest form City.
Inter’s owners, the Suning Holdings Group, are in the process of selling the club. If the club’s financial situation isn’t resolved before the summer, irrespective of who will be at the helm, it’s not excluded the club could think of selling Lukaku to make cash.
If such a situation arises, FcInterNews explain it will be ‘difficult to resist sirens from abroad’, especially from Manchester City. Otherwise, he’s likely to continue because, as of today, Lukaku only wants to stay at the San Siro.