Inter Milan are set to make a new offer for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.
Just two years after arriving from Everton in an initial £75million deal, the 26-year-old is understood to be welcoming interest from the Serie A giants.
Antonio Conte’s side met United in recent days for discussions, but PA understands that Inter have been struggling to fund a deal for the Belgium international.
The striker missed Saturday’s 2-0 friendly win against Perth Glory due to a knock and fuelled speculation about his future as he left Optus Stadium, telling reporters: “You guys will know something next week”.
Inter were hopeful of wrapping up an initial two-year loan deal for Lukaku with payments of £9m, £27m and £27m coming over three consecutive years.
However, it is understood that United had little interest in a loan deal this summer and wanted closer to the £75m they paid for him back in 2017.
The Serie A outfit still hope the new permanent offer will be ‘structured over two or three years’ and will include ‘bonuses’ on top of the £60m to try and meet the Red Devils’ valuation.