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Inter Milan chief ‘flies into London for talks with Ed Woodward’ as Italian giants step up chase for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku

  • Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio is in London for Romelu Lukaku talks
  • The Italians are desperate to bring the former Chelsea forward to the San Siro 
  • They have brought talks forward amid interest from their Serie A rivals
  • The Red Devils are expected to cash in on Lukaku if they can recoup £75m 

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has reportedly flown into London to thrash out a deal with Manchester United chief Ed Woodward for Romelu Lukaku. 

The Belgian striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer after losing his place at the forefront of United’s attack last season.

Inter are desperate to bring the former Chelsea forward to the San Siro while Serie A rivals Napoli and Juventus are also said to be considering a move for him.  

Inter Milan's sporting director has flown into London to thrash out a deal for Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan’s sporting director has flown into London to thrash out a deal for Romelu Lukaku

Piero Ausilio has reportedly flown into London to talk with Manchester United's Ed Woodward

Piero Ausilio has reportedly flown into London to talk with Manchester United's Ed Woodward

Piero Ausilio has reportedly flown into London to talk with Manchester United’s Ed Woodward

According to The Sun, Inter are desperate to get a deal done and are sending Ausilio to meet with Woodward in his London office earlier than planned. 

Inter were willing to wait until the weekend to continue talks but news of Juventus’ interest has forced them into action.

It is claimed by Sky Sports Italia that Inter are going to offer a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy Lukaku at the end of it for €70m (£63m).

The Red Devils are expected to cash in on Lukaku if they can recoup the £75million they paid Everton for him in 2017 but Inter are someway off that figure at present and want a deal done for less.

Inter boss Antonio Conte is planning to show Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan the door this summer, and will need a replacement for Icardi in particular.

Antonio Conte is desperate to bring him to Inter, but Juventus are making it very difficult

Antonio Conte is desperate to bring him to Inter, but Juventus are making it very difficult

Antonio Conte is desperate to bring him to Inter, but Juventus are making it very difficult

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged Lukaku to stay at United for another season and reject a move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged Lukaku to stay at United for another season and reject a move

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged Lukaku to stay at United for another season and reject a move

The Italian wanted both Lukaku and Edin Dzeko signed by now, but both appear to be a long way off. United even turned down both Icardi and Nainggolan in part-exchange deals for the Belgian striker.

Earlier this week Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urged Lukaku to stay at Manchester United for another season and reject a move to Italy.

It is claimed the pair spoke before they flew out to Perth for the start of United’s pre-season tour and Solskjaer hinted there will be chances for him to play regularly, despite Marcus Rashford recently signing a new deal.