Manchester United Reportedly Open To Offers For Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United are likely to have a big summer in the transfer market and according to one report the big shake up could start with striker Romelu Lukaku leaving the club.

It doesn't seem that long ago that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was being held up as the messiah and now it seems that he is in fact just a very naughty boy.

When the former Manchester United striker first took over and went on a ridiculous run of form with the team under his command there were people screaming out for him to be appointed manager of the club full time.

A few weeks of bad form since getting a longer contract and suddenly the same voices seem to be questioning the appointment.

That seems extremely harsh especially as Solskjaer is yet to have a summer to train the players or an active transfer window to change a team that is clearly in need of reinvigorating.

Much of the talk has been about who will come into Old Trafford in the summer but there's also a big question about who will be allowed to leave.

According to the Daily Mail, Solskjaer is willing to let Romelu Lukaku leave and the club are open to selling him should they receive a high enough offer.

Lukaku's lack of consistency has often been a cause of frustration for fans. Image: PA Images
Lukaku's lack of consistency has often been a cause of frustration for fans. Image: PA Images

The report doesn't give a price for the Belgian striker but there's every chance that they'd at least want to recuperate the £75 million they paid upfront for him from Everton in the summer of 2017.

Jose Mourinho beat Antonio Conte to signing Lukaku two summers ago when both United and Chelsea wanted the former Blues forward.

It's thought that Juventus and Inter could target Lukaku with him being available, especially if Conte takes over at the San Siro as has been rumoured recently.

Conte signed Morata after missing out on Lukaku. Image: PA Images
Conte signed Morata after missing out on Lukaku. Image: PA Images

Lukaku has scored 42 goals in 93 appearances since joining the Red Devils but his form has often been frustrating and he's been overtaken by Marcus Rashford as the club's first choice striker.

The style of football under Solskjaer has generally been more about quick movement, than previously under Mourinho, and that doesn't suit the former West Brom striker as much.

The 25 year old's agent, Federico Pastorello, recently talked about his client's future, saying, "At the moment he is very focused on finishing the season. The competition for third and fourth place in England is very tight so let's see what will happen in the future at the end the season.

"It's his second season here and he will still have three years on his contract until the end. He's someone who loves to know a different culture, a different football."

Will Lukaku be the first victim of the Solskjaer era?

Ryan Sidle

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