Inter Milan are now said to be ‘very confident’ of signing Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku, after they submitted a fresh bid today.
Lukaku has been linked with a move to the Italian giants throughout the summer, with Inter having already seen several offers rejected by Manchester United for the Belgian international.
United are believed to be willing to allow Lukaku to leave the club, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been holding out for their £75m asking price.
Inter have so far been struggling to raise the necessary funds to secure a deal, though highly-regarded Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano is reporting that the Serie A side have returned with an improved offer and are ‘very confident’ that a deal can be concluded.
Inter Milan have just made a new bid to Man United per Romelu Lukaku and are ‘very confident’. The Belgian striker is pushing too to join Inter. They’re waiting for the Man United answer soon. 🔴 #MUFC #transfers #Inter
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2019
Inter boss Antonio Conte is desperate to sign Lukaku has he bids to strengthen his attacking options, having twice previously been interested in a deal for the 26-year-old whilst manager of Juventus and Chelsea.
Juventus had also expressed an interest in Lukaku this summer, agreeing a swap deal involving forward Paulo Dybala, though the Argentine’s wage demands scuppered his chance to move to Old Trafford.
Lukaku, who has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for the club, is keen to leave Old Trafford having seemingly fallen behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order, with the former Everton forward having held a long-standing ambition to play in Italy.
He was allowed to train with Belgian side Anderlecht on Monday, but has since failed to return to Manchester.