Solskjaer confirms doubts regarding the future of Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that he has doubts regarding the future of Romelu Lukaku, who has been touted to join Inter Milan this summer. The Belgian’s representative has confirmed that the striker is keen on making the move to the Serie A outfit, but so far, the club have not been able to strike a transfer agreement with the Red Devils.
United started their pre-season with a 2-0 triumph over Perth Glory on Saturday and shortly after that game, Solskjaer explained that the absence of Lukaku was due to fitness concerns from training, he said: "He should be fit for Wednesday, He trained with the team yesterday but it was not useful today to risk him."
Meanwhile, when pressed further on the future of the striker, Solskjaer said that the club are not considering any bids at the moment and the forthcoming week should give a clear indication over the Belgian’s position, he added: "Let's see when the season starts. We have not had any bids that we are considering. You guys will know something next week."
Inter are currently around £12m short of United’s £75m valuation for the striker and there has been no indication that they would improve on the package. Nonetheless, they continue to remain optimistic regarding a potential deal for the Belgian, given the striker himself has talked up the prospect of playing under new boss Antonio Conte.
United have already acquired the services of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the summer and reports have indicated that the club could now pursue a new central defender. Harry Maguire from Leicester City has been earmarked as the prime target but so far, they have not reached an agreement for the transfer. United have failed with bids of £65m and £70m for the former Hull City man. The Foxes are deemed to value the centre-back at around £80m.