Inter director Beppe Marotta says the club are “still working” on a deal to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer. The Nerazzurri are determined to get a deal over the line for the Belgian international, who has not travelled with the rest of the United squad for a pre-season trip to Norway, but at present the valuation of the 26-year-old has been a sticking point.
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Marotta claims Inter have already had a substantial cash deal turned down by United although he insists the Serie A outfit have not given up hope of securing Lukaku’s services before the end of the summer window. “We made an important bid to Man United for Lukaku (£54m) but Man United ask so much for Romelu,” Marotta said.
“We didn’t find an agreement but we’re still working for Lukaku. I don’t know what will happen on next days, football is so strange. We have made a fair and important offer respecting the value of the player.”