Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi may hold the key to Romelu Lukaku’s Man United exit

Man United’s Romelu Lukaku & Inter Milan

Inter Milan have been linked with signing Romelu Lukaku from Man United this summer.

Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, was spotted yesterday at Inter’s facilities.

As detailed in Belgian paper HLN, “Romelu Lukaku’s Italian agent is making no secret of his conversations with Inter.”

Inter’s financial problems signing Lukaku

Will Lukaku end up leaving Man United?

United signed the Belgian from Everton for 75 million pounds.

Should Lukaku leave Old Trafford this summer, it’s clear that the Red Devils want to recoup that transfer fee.

However, as reported in HLN, Inter have so far yet to propose financial terms which Man United deem to be adequate.

Inter, who have Financial Fair Play constraints, offered Man United 10 million euros to agree a 2-year loan deal for Lukaku.

That deal would also include a mandatory purchase option of 60 million euros.

Man United have rejected that offer, however, as they hold out for 85 million euros instead, while favouring a permanent transfer this summer.

Mauro Icardi may hold the key

According to Italian daily La Repubblica, Antonio Conte is considering selling Mauro Icardi to fund a deal for Lukaku.

Repubblica believe that Inter may sell Icardi for just 40 million euros to get him off their books.

The Argentine is tipped for a move to Juventus.

Also see: Arsenal willing to sign Yacine Brahimi if they can’t land Zaha – Standard

Arsenal reportedly interested in Lyon’s Fekir / deal could depend on Ozil

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