Amidst the flurry of reports regarding the players that Manchester United may buy this summer, there has been a conspicuous absence of the talents who they may offload.
This window was slated to be one where the giants would get rid of their deadwood but so far there has been no new update since the departures of Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera.
While Matteo Darmian’s sale is considered a given since they may sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka soon, the Italian’s future remains speculation for the time being.
Instead, United have to worry about their bigger names. While the Paul Pogba saga has quietened a tad bit, it is the potential departures of David De Gea and Romelu Lukaku that is looming over the club. Now, one of those talents may be headed to the Serie A.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello held a meeting with representatives of Inter Milan on Thursday to discuss a potential transfer for the Belgian striker. It is understood that a ‘broad agreement’ with regard to personal terms has been reached as a result.
However, the issue that is blocking the deal at the moment is the transfer fee that the Red Devils are allegedly demanding for Lukaku.
A £70 million fee is expected in order to secure the former Everton striker and the Serie A club simply don’t have the requisite funds to spend on the deal.
Further, United are apparently not eager on the other measure put forth by Inter either. The Italians would prefer to lower the striker’s asking price by offering a player to sweeten the deal. However, United’s preferred target Milan Skriniar is off the table for this approach and the Red Devils are no longer interested in acquiring the likes of Ivan Perisic and Mauro Icardi.
However, the look of things certainly suggests that something may emerge from this saga.