Inter Want Man United Forward On Loan To Replace Romelu Lukaku

AS Roma's Chris Smalling with Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku after the match.

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Inter signed Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United. And after agreeing to sell him to Chelsea, they want another forward to move to Milan from England’s northwest.

Lukaku was by far Antonio Conte’s most influential player in the Nerazzurri’s Scudetto success, reviving both his and the club’s reputation. While Inter sealed their first title in 11 years, the Belgian got himself back amongst Europe’s top rated strikers.

Ahead of the new campaign, Chelsea came calling for their former frontman, and have reportedly agreed a club-record deal worth £97.5m in principle with the Italian outfit.

Simone Inzaghi is now left with only Lautaro Martínez as his most reliable attacking option, with the club in the market for Lukaku’s replacement.

Inter are interested in signing Anthony Martial on a season-long loan. Further, United will sanction his exit if the Serie A giants agree to include obligation to buy option in any potential deal, the Mirror have reported.

Interestingly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to shift the Frenchman in the middle of the frontline in favour of Lukaku in 2019.

But the 25-year-old is likely to play second fiddle to Edinson Cavani going into the next campaign, despite starting against Everton in his side’s last pre-season friendly.

As such, Martial’s departure isn’t completely out of the equation, with the Premier League giants intent on recouping most of the £50m they invested on the Monaco talent under Louis van Gaal.