Romelu Lukaku Reportedly Agrees Deal With Inter Over Move

Romelu Lukaku looks like he could be set for a move to Italy to Inter with reports in the country that he has agreed terms with Antonio Conte's team.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed terms to move to Inter according to Gazzetta dello Sport after weeks of speculation that he would be moving.

Antonio Conte, who tried to sign Lukaku at Chelsea before the Belgian moved to Old Trafford, has recently taken over at the Nerazzurri.

Lukaku could be heading out of Old Trafford. Image: PA Images
Lukaku could be heading out of Old Trafford. Image: PA Images

The former Everton striker had already been linked with a move away from United before the Italian's appointment at the San Siro and he hinted that he was ready to join Conte there, saying, "It's good that Conte went to Inter, for me he is the best coach in the world.

"As for my future, I have already made a decision that I still cannot communicate publicly out of respect for Manchester United with whom I have a contract with."

That already looked pretty ominous but, with today's news, it seems like a pretty decent certain that he will be heading to Milan.

The two clubs are yet to agree a fee though. United reportedly want £62 million for the striker, just two years after they signed him for £75 million, with the Italian club yet to offer that much.

Inter, who qualified for next season's Champions League on the last day of the Serie A season, are thought to have previously offered Ivan Perisic as part of a swap deal for the 26 year old striker.

The Croatian winger was a target for United under Jose Mourinho, who was ready to sell Anthony Martial and replace him with Perisic, but is not wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United don't want Perisic as part of the deal. Image: PA Images
United don't want Perisic as part of the deal. Image: PA Images

Lukaku moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2017, when Chelsea and Conte wanted him, and he has scored 28 Premier League goals in two season, as well as another 14 in other competitions.

He was first choice striker under Mourinho but under Solskjaer has been overtaken in the starting XI by Marcus Rashford.

Inter look likely to sell Mauro Icardi this summer and have also been linked with Roma forward Edin Dzeko.

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Ryan Sidle

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