After a lot of negotiations with Inter Milan concerning a deal for star player Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United have reportedly asked Inter Milan to meet their minimum expected bid of £75million in another seven days time.
Manchester United seem to have run out of patience as they issued this deadline to the Serie A giants.
It is a known fact now that Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is very keen to take Lukaku to Italy. However, his club has their own limitations and they are not willing to meet Manchester’s valuation of the 26-year-old striker.
Inter Milan put forward a completely different bid altogether in the previous week, agreeing to pay as much as £54million. Although it may seem like a big amount, if viewed out of context, this is £21million less than what Manchester United had expected of Lukaku.
Manchester United were prompt to reject the bid, staying firm on their £75million valuation of Lukaku.
Earlier, Inter Milan had tried a few other ways of signing the star. They tried a player-plus-cash deal, willing to send Mauro Icardi and draft Lukaku in the squad and reevaluating the valuation accordingly. They later tried to sign him on a loan for £9million for one season.
The deal was that the remainder £50million would be given a year later and only then Lukaku would move in permanently. However, none of these deals was convincing enough for Manchester United.
In the meantime, Lukaku injured his ankle when he was training and has not featured in any of Manchester United’s matches till now.
Manchester United won 2-0 against Perth Glory and went on to win 4-0 against Leeds United. They also defeated Inter Milan 1-0 in the International Champions Cup ahead of the season.
Manchester United next meet Tottenham Hotspur on 25 July, Thursday.