Manchester United have ordered Romelu Lukaku to train with the Under-23s while his agent has opened new talks with Inter in the hope of agreeing a transfer.
The striker has angered the club this week by failing to report to training after he spent time with Anderlecht’s youth players on Monday.
According to Manchester Evening News, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was furious with Lukaku’s decision to post running statistics from the team’s training session last week and as a result, the striker was told to train with the Under-23s this week.
But instead, Lukaku travelled to Belgium on Monday and did not return to training with United the following day.
Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello has now travelled to London with the intention of finalising the 26-year-old’s move to Inter.
Antonio Conte has been urging Inter’s hierarchy to complete a deal for Lukaku, who is keen to play under the Italian and called him the ‘best coach in the world’ in June.
United have stood firm over their £85 million asking price for Lukaku throughout the summer and have rejected multiple offers from Inter.
But the Serie A club have now reportedly raised their offer to €75m (£69.2m) plus performance-related add-ons.
Juventus had also hoped to sign Lukaku this summer but United’s refusal to meet Paulo Dybala’s wage demands have scuppered the deal.
Source: Read Full Article