Inter Milan are set to offer Mauro Icardi to Manchester United in a bid to complete the transfer of Romelu Lukaku, according to the Telegraph.
Romelu Lukaku doesn’t want to be a Manchester United player anymore, that part is perfectly clear to the manager, the United board and the Red Devils fans.
“I have a contract with Man United. I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision. I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. If I expect a busy summer? Yes.”#mufc pic.twitter.com/z9R0fnLIzI
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) June 12, 2019
Romelu Lukaku also wants to join Serie A side Inter Milan to be with the ‘best manager in the world’ Antonio Conte, again perfectly clear to everyone.
Manchester United are demanding a fee of £80m for the services of the Striker which, of course, Inter Milan are unable to pay, thanks to their financial restrictions.
So, what do they do?
Obviously, they try to conjure up a player-exchange deal!
A player-exchange deal with Ivan Perisic (plus cash) was offered to us and it could have worked under Jose Mourinho last year, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t such a big fan of the winger, hence, passed!
So, what Inter Milan and Antonio Conte do is come up with the next best option; Mauro Icardi.
The Argentinian, while one of the best Striker in the Serie A, has had some personal problems with the Inter Milan Ultras and the board, which means he’s out of favor at the San Siro.
Inter Milan are desperate to find a buyer for their 26-year-old Striker with Atletico Madrid having showed an interest in the deal.
However, Diego Simeone’s side are unwilling to break the bank for Icardi, meaning, back to the square one for Inter Milan.
The Italian side are desperate to complete the deal for Romelu Lukaku and now they have ‘reportedly’ offered us a player (Mauro Icardi) plus cash deal for this transfer to go through.
Its still unclear whether United would accept such an offer. While Icardi could be a good signing, Ed Woodward would reportedly prefer a straight cash deal for Romelu Lukaku which means, this saga could drag on for sometime still.