Manchester United have reportedly opened negotiations with Inter Milan over the possible sale of striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.
Lukaku did not take part in the team’s training session on their pre-season tour of Australia on Thursday morning, as rumours of his imminent exit gather pace.
The Belgian has made it clear that he wanted out at Old Trafford, with sources indicating he is on his way to Inter Milan.
Together with his agent, they have in the recent past publicly made their intentions of leaving, with Lukaku saying it will be a dream to play for Inter.
“It is good that Conte went to Inter, for me, he is the best coach in the world. As for my future, I have already made a decision that I still cannot communicate publicly out of respect for Manchester United with whom I have a contract," he said.
“I am a big Serie A fan, those close to me know that I have always wanted to play in the English league and in the Italian one, I love Italy," he added.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has failed to promise the former Everton man of a starting role next season, with the Norwegian said to prefer Marcus Rashford in attack.
He fell down the pecking order last season in Solskjaer's first season, after a dip in form coupled with Jose Mourinho's exit.
Lukaku has scored 42 times in 96 games for United since arriving from Everton in 2017 and managed to find the net 15 times in 45 appearances last season.