Romelu Lukaku will stay with Inter Milan for as long as Antonio Conte is in charge of the Belgian forward who will be in talks about contract extension this year after interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea.
- Romelu Lukaku has aroused the interest of a number of top European clubs
- Lukaku has scored 25 goals for Inter Milan in all competitions this season
- His contract expires in 2024 and talks about an extension will begin this year
- Lukaku will not leave the Serie A leaders while Antonio Conte is the manager there
Romelu Lukaku will remain an Inter Milan player as long as Antonio Conte is their manager.
The Belgian striker, who has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season, is associated with a number of European heavyweights with a summer switch.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and his former club Chelsea have all been cited as possible destinations for the 27-year-old.
Romelu Lukaku (right) will not leave Inter Milan as long as Antonio Conte (left) is their manager
The Belgian striker had a sensational season, scoring 25 times in all competitions
Lukaku has been contracted with Inter until 2024 and the club is preparing for talks on a contract extension and a likely salary increase later in the year.
His strong relationship with manager Conte is a major reason why he wants to stay with the San Siro club.
If Conte left Inter at the end of this season, Lukaku would consider his options elsewhere.
But so far, the Serie A leaders have rejected all interest in their star-attacking asset and will continue to do so unless Lukaku explicitly asks to leave.
Lukaku celebrates with Conte after scoring for Inter in their derby win over Milan last month
The striker scored his 59th goal for Belgium when it drew 1-1 in the Czech Republic on Saturday
His goals were a crucial factor for Inter in establishing their current six-point lead over AC Milan on the Serie A top.
He has contributed 19 league goals and seven assists this season, as well as four Champions League goals and two in the Coppa Italia.
Lukaku scored Belgium’s equalizing goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw to the Czech Republic during World Cup qualification, his 59th goal in 91 international appearances.