Man Utd to sanction Romelu Lukaku swap deal on one condition as Inter Milan prepare offer

Man Utd to sanction Romelu Lukaku swap deal on one condition as Inter Milan prepare offer

The centre-half has long been a target for the Red Devils, who still need strengthening at the back.

And Manchester United are looking at potentially taking advantage of Inter’s interest in signing Lukaku.

The Belgium international striker does not fit into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans it seems.

Marcus Rashford was prioritised to £75m Lukaku up front under the Norwegian this season.

And the 26-year-old looks set to move on, having talked up his desire to play in Serie A too.

A switch to Italian football could well be on the cards as Inter are keen on taking him to the San Siro.

Champions League football awaits Inter if they beat relegation-threatened Empoli at home in their final league game of the season on Sunday.

United’s potential swap deal involving Lukaku comes as:

Milan Skriniar is wanted over Ivan Perisic

Milan Skriniar is wanted by Man Utd over Ivan Perisic in any swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku (Pic: GETTY)

“Inter are exploring how to finance a deal”

After the conclusion to the campaign, Antonio Conte is expected to take over as manager and the former Chelsea boss hopes to have Lukaku as part of his armoury.

Inter are exploring how to finance a deal as United would want to recoup the big money they paid Everton for the goalscorer back in 2017.

According to The Independent, Inter would be willing to offer an exchange deal which would see winger Ivan Perisic head to Old Trafford as well as United receiving £30m.

The Croatia international was a prime target for United when Jose Mourinho was at the helm and Inter are now prepared to sell the 30-year-old.

But bringing in the ageing attacker goes against Solskjaer’s fresh transfer policy of targeting young, hungry players, with United eyeing one of Perisic’s team-mates instead.

The Independent add United would prefer Skriniar if any kind of swap deal is to be done with Inter, who are also poised for a major overhaul.

United’s hierarchy want the Slovakian, 24, even though he only recently signed a new contract tying him down at the San Siro until 2023.

Skriniar would be an ideal solution for United, who desperately need a world-class central defender ahead of the 2019/20 season.

If a swap deal cannot be struck, Starsport understands Inter are hoping a straight cash deal can be struck for the £175,000-a-week star.

Inter are prepared to match his salary but want to pay United just £50m, whereas Ed Woodward is believed to be holding out for £70m.