Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils reportedly ready to listen to offers for Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to reports.
The Belgian seems open to a move away from Old Trafford and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised a ‘ruthless’ overhaul in the next transfer window.
The Daily Telegraph writes that Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are believed to be interested but the Red Devils will only let Lukaku go if an acceptable bid arrives.
Lukaku’s representative Federico Pastorello appeared to be putting the player on the market when admitting in a TV interview earlier this month, saying the striker’s future was ‘very open’ and a move to Italy appealed to Lukaku as he is someone who loves to know a different culture and different football.
Lukaku has previously talked up the prospect of playing in Italy in the past.
Antonio Conte, who is also represented by Pastorello, has been linked with the Inter and Juventus jobs and it is understood he would be interested in signing Lukaku if he got either of those jobs.
The former Chelsea boss missed out on Lukaku when the player decided to choose Old Trafford over Stamford Bridge following an initial £75million move from Everton.
The Toffees will also be keen for Lukaku to make the move as they stand to make an additional £5m windfall under the terms of the deal if he was to leave United this summer.
Lukaku is in line to face his former club at Goodison Park on Sunday, a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT, kick-off 1:30pm.
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However, he has fallen below Marcus Rashford in the pecking order as United’s first choice striker since Solskjaer took charge of the club in December.
The sale of Lukaku could also help fund new signings in what looks set to be a very busy summer for the club.
But there is the obstacle of finding a club that would pay the sizeable transfer fee combined with the player’s wages. Lukaku, 25, currently earns £255,000 a week at United.
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United may also be open to offers for flop Alexis Sanchez but the Chilean’s £500,000 a week wages will make it very difficult to sell him unless there are big compromises.
The likes of Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata are among those likely or expected to go.
Meanwhile, uncertainty surrounds Eric Bailly’s future as well as goalkeeper David de Gea, who is coming up to the final year of his contract.
Source: Prem News