Antonio Conte desperate to sign Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku for Inter Milan with Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan for new manager’s exit
- Antonio Conte is desperate to sign Romelu Lukaku as a substitute striker
- Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan are considered superfluous
- Juventus is also looking for a big striker and makes it difficult
Antonio Conte is desperate to bring Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, but it is becoming increasingly difficult every day.
Although most eyes are focused on Paul Pogba’s transfer, United may also lose Lukaku this summer.
He is high on the list of Inter, but Juventus has also shown interest, which only serves to further increase his price.
Romelu Lukaku is a big target for Inter Milan, but Juventus is also interested in him
Antonio Conte is desperate to take him to Inter, but Juventus is making it very difficult
Juve is looking for a replacement for Higuain and Mandzukic and is willing to spend a lot of money
Inter Milan is planning to show Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan the door this summer and will in particular have to replace Icardi.
They are both excluded from tactical exercises and their pre-season friendly against Lugano this week, according to Corriere dello Sport, considered superfluous to the demands.
Conte wanted to sign both Lukaku and Edin Dzeko, but both seem far away. United even rejected both Icardi and Nainggolan in exchange agreements for the Belgian striker.
Likewise, their rivals Juventus are trying to discharge Mario Mandzukic this summer and Borussia Dortmund has placed an offer of € 15 million (£ 13.5 million) on him.
Inter Milan is loading Mauro Icardi probably this summer and needs to be replaced
Radja Nainggolan is also considered redundant by Inter Milan
Their other striker Gonzalo Higuain is also close to an exit that is thought to go to Roma for cash next to money for midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.
So Juventus is looking for a strong player at the front who can play Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa, and Lukaku fits that bill.
The new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri and sports director Fabio Paratici have both recently discussed the possibility of a Lukaku transfer, and they are also after the Brazilian attacker Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City.
Agent Mino Raiola also wants to secure the move from Lukaku to Turin, after he had just mediated the big money deal for Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax.
United wants £ 75 million, which is too much for Juve, but they will match any offer from Inter
Although he may not get his husband, Antonio Conte looked relaxed during the training of Inter Milan
United wants £ 75 million for the Belgian, but Juventus is not willing to pay that much. However, it seems that Juventus is willing to match every bid from Inter. Sky reported that Inter initially offered £ 62.8 million.
Juve is thought to offer him € 7.5 million (£ 6.7 million) a year for five years, money they can use if they can unload Sami Khedira. Meanwhile, Inter would not offer more than € 6 million (£ 5.4 million).
All this makes it very difficult for Antonio Conte to get his husband, and he may have to look elsewhere.