Lukaku & Inter
Romelu Lukaku has had a rather tough time since joining Manchester United, particularly in the 2018/19 season.
In 45 appearances across all competitions this past campaign, Lukaku scored just 15 for the Red Devils.
While this isn’t a terrible record and some strikers would be quite happy with that return, it is less than you would expect for a top centre-forward honing his craft at Old Trafford.
Now, the Belgian is being linked with a move away from Manchester.
Back in April, Lukaku expressed his desire to play in Serie A:
“Playing in Serie A is a dream, it would really be a dream.
“I hope to be able to play sooner or later, even if at the moment I am focused on United.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.
The club most heavily linked with Lukaku has been Inter Milan, with it being claimed that the Italians have had a £54m bid rejected for the striker.
Manchester United have rejected £54m bid from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku. Time for Inter to move on. They’re trying to buy something they can’t afford
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 20, 2019
It has also been reported by the Telegraph that United could demand a fee of around £90m for Lukaku.
Dembele to Old Trafford?
Despite his apparent hefty price-tag, United do look to be planning for life after Lukaku.
According to Sky Sports, Lyon’s Moussa Dembele will be on Man United’s shortlist of players to replace Lukaku, should he leave.
Dembele joined Lyon last summer from Celtic for a fee believed to be around £19.8m.
The Frenchman has since scored 20 and assisted six in 46 appearances for Lyon.