Juventus could rival Inter Milan for the signing of Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian international is tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer having fallen out-of-favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the 26-year-old making no secret of his desire to play in Serie A.
Inter had been strongly linked with a move for the former Everton star, though a deal remains some way off with Lukaku’s agent describing a move to the San Siro as ‘a complicated dream’.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Italian champions Juventus could now be set to rival Inter for Lukaku’s signature. New manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to add to his squad this summer, with the Turin side looking to build a side capable of winning the Champions League following years of domestic dominance.
Having already signed midfield duo Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot – both on free transfer – Juve are now ready to add to their attacking options and could target a move for Lukaku as a potential partner to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Inter remain interested, though Antonio Conte’s side will have to raise funds before they can secure a deal for Lukaku, with United holding out for a fee of around £75m.
The sale of controversial forward Mauro Icardi will be crucial to Inter’s hopes of securing Lukaku, though Serie A rivals Napoli are yet to launch a bid despite reported interest. Juventus have also been linked with the Argentine, with Sarri having tried to sign the forward during his time in Naples.
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