Lukaku to Inter still on
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio will hold fresh talks today to try and conclude a deal for striker Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku.
Executives from the San Siro have a meeting scheduled with their Old Trafford counterparts ahead of the two teams playing each other on Saturday in Shanghai.
Inter are proposing £40m cash now – significantly less than the Red Devils’ demands for £75m – with a further £20m over two years plus £15m in add-ons.
It’s understood Old Trafford chiefs are asking for more up front from the Serie A giants, who need to stay the right side of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
However, there is confidence from influential powerbroker Ausilio that they can strike a compromise deal for Lukaku, who has made no secret of his desire to secure the switch and play under new Inter boss Antonio Conte.
The powerful Belgium international has regularly cut a frustrated figure in a United shirt since his £75m move from Everton two years ago, with striker Marcus Rashford already earmarked for the main striker role next season at the Theatre of Dreams.