Antonio Conte has talked about Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez transfer rumours after being appointed as the new Inter Milan manager.
Romelu Lukaku has already held talks with Inter Milan over a switch to the Serie A with the Italian manager keen on bringing the Belgian Striker to San Siro.
It’s worthwhile to note that Lukaku was a primary target for Chelsea when Conte was at Stamford Bridge but we blew them out of the water. Not the smartest decision we made, but whatever!
Now, back in Serie A with Inter, Conte was inquired about the possible Romelu Lukaku transfer whose dream is to apparently play in the Serie A:
“I think now it’s very difficult to talk about this.
“For sure, we have a plan to try to improve the team. But it will be very important for the players, it will be very important to have a great will and great ambition – me the players and the club – to try to reduce this gap [with Juventus].
“Have Inter met with Lukaku? No, that’s not right, but in this moment there is a sporting director to talk about this and do this question about the transfer market, about the players.
“But I repeat: Now we are very focused to do the first step and to work together.”
Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello has already held several meetings with Inter Milan and the personal terms have reportedly been agreed between the player and the Club.
However, the stumbling block is Manchester United’s demand of €70m for the services of the 25-year-old which Inter Milan are unwilling to sanction.
Meanwhile, another player Conte was keen on bringing to Chelsea before he got gazumped by us yet again was Alexis Sanchez. Definitely not the smartest decision we made, but whatever!
Now, the Chilean is looking for a way out of the Old Trafford with Inter Milan a possible destination.
When asked about Sanchez, Conte laughed and replied:
“Yeah but you’re talking about the transfer market, you have to talk to the sporting director about this topic.”
Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are surplus to requirements at Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskajer at the helms.
It would probably be wise if we can move them for a considerable amount of money and invest that sum in a few young and talented players who are ready to give their all for the club!