Belgian international and Manchester United’s Striker, Romelu Lukaku, is heading to Italy for a deal with Serie A side, Inter Milan that could total €78m with add-ons
Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello confirmed that he and the United forward are on their way to Milan to complete the move.
Following the break down of negotiations between United and the Old Ladies of Turin, Juventus, reports emerged earlier on Wednesday that the English side and Inter were already holding talks on striking a deal that would see Lukaku finally link up with Nerazzurri Head coach, Antonio Conte
The latest development is coming amid reports that the Belgian’s relationship with United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has broken down, with the Norwegian having apparently informed the forward that he would be expected to train with the Under-23s until there was some resolution regarding his future.
Conte has sought to sign Lukaku on more than one occasion in the past, having failed to land the ex-Everton man while in charge of Juventus and Chelsea, but it seems his long-awaited capture is now drawing near.
The Belgian’s agent, Pastorello, posted an image Instagram of himself and the striker on a plane, with the two heading to Italy presumably for a medical and to put the final touches on a deal.
The caption of the post reads: “Ready to take off …. direction Milan 🇮🇹 !!! Inter … we are coming.”
Inter are reportedly willing to part with an initial €65 million (£60m/$72.8m) for Lukaku, and a further €13m potentially owed in add-ons during the course of his stay at San Siro.
The Belgian point man arrived at Old Trafford in 2017 from Everton for a £75m ($91m) transfer fee and United are hoping to make their money back on the out-of-favour No. 9 shirt.
The Premier League transfer window is set to slam shut on Thursday, but Solskjaer is in no rush to sign a replacement for the 26-year-old and as such the club are under no pressure to rush a deal through.
The window for Italian clubs to register does not close until September 2, but it now seems as though Inter have their eye on landing the forward in the coming hours or days despite having three weeks left to finish out the deal.
A quick signing would leave the Italian club with over a fortnight to integrate their new front man ahead of their opening Serie A fixture against Lecce on August 26, 2019 – With goal.com report