English Premiership

Inter preparing improved Lukaku offer

Romelu Lukaku (Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Inter Milan are reportedly working on an improved offer for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku after seeing their initial proposal knocked back by the Red Devils.

Just two years after arriving from Everton in an initial £75 million deal, the 26-year-old is understood to be welcoming interest from the Serie A giants.

Antonio Conte's side met United in recent days for discussions, but PA Sport understands that Inter has been struggling to fund a deal for the Belgium international.

The striker missed Saturday's 2-0 friendly win against Perth Glory due to a knock and fuelled speculation about his future as he left Optus Stadium, telling reporters: "You guys will know something next week".

And now Sky Sports claims that the Serie A side will make a 'new offer of £60 million plus bonuses' for Lukaku on a permanent deal.

Inter were hopeful of wrapping up an initial two-year loan deal for Lukaku with payments of £9m, £27 million and £27 million coming over three consecutive years.

However, it is understood that United had little interest in a loan deal this summer and wanted closer to the £75 million they paid for him back in 2017.

The Serie A outfit still hopes the new permanent offer will be 'structured over two or three years' and will include 'bonuses' on top of the £60 million to try and meet the Red Devils' valuation.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Mon 19 Apr 21 21:00 PM (SAST)
Leeds United
Liverpool
Elland Road
Tue 20 Apr 21 21:00 PM (SAST)
Chelsea
Brighton & Hove Albion
Stamford Bridge
Wed 21 Apr 21 19:00 PM (SAST)
Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Results
Sun 18 Apr 21
Manchester United 3
Burnley 1
Sun 18 Apr 21
Arsenal 1
Fulham 1
Sat 17 Apr 21
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Sheffield United 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Manchester City
32
23
74
2. Manchester United
32
19
66
3. Leicester City
31
17
56
4. West Ham United
32
16
55