Manchester United are NOT interested in signing Fernando Llorente despite reports claiming he has agreed a two-year deal to move to Old Trafford
- Napoli and Lazio have also been linked with a move for the Spanish free agent
- The Red Devils did not bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku this summer
- The Belgium international striker moved to Inter Milan for £73m in August
Manchester United are unlikely to make an offer for former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, despite reports in Italy suggesting a deal is close.
Napoli and Lazio have also been linked for the free agent Spain international.
The Red Devils did not bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who moved to Inter Milan for £73million, before the Premier League transfer deadline.
Manchester United are unlikely to make an offer for former Tottenham ace Fernando Llorente
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to sign Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic but both deals fell through.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, United moved on to sign Llorente and agreed a two-year-deal for the 34-year-old.
Sportsmail understands, however, that this is not the case and United do not plan to make an offer any time soon.
Lukaku launched a scathing attack on United for their handling of his £73m transfer to Inter in a podcast recorded before he sealed the switch.
The Belgian did not play for Solskjaer’s side in pre-season as the two clubs haggled over a deal, before completing his move on August 8.
He made clear his frustrations with his now former club when speaking to NBA star Josh Hart, believing they had not done enough to shut down rumours and forced him from Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku vented his frustrations with Manchester United before his move to Inter Milan
Lukaku told the LightHarted Podcast with Josh Hart, in an episode recorded before his departure: ‘A lot of stuff has been said where I didn’t feel protected.
‘I felt like a lot of rumours, “Rom going there”, “they don’t want Rom”, and nobody came out to shut it down.
‘It was for a good three, four weeks. I’m waiting for someone to come out and shut it down. It didn’t happen.
‘I had my conversation, told them it was better to go our separate ways. If you don’t want to protect somebody, all these rumours come out. I just wanted you to say “Rom is going to fight for his place”, but it never happened for four, five months.
‘It was all, “he’s got to go, he doesn’t deserve to be there”. Well OK, then I want to go now. There is fighting for your position, but also being somewhere that people want you to be.’