Romelu Lukaku confirmed after Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Perth Glory that supporters would find out about his future next week amid strong links with Inter Milan.
The Belgian missed out on the win, during which Marcus Rashford and James Garner scored second-half goals, due to being not fully fit, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio, two very reliable Italian football journalists, have confirmed over the last week that talks between Inter and Man United over a move for Lukaku were ongoing.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Lukaku confirmed that the world would hear of his next move next week.
Lukaku to reporters after the game: "You guys will know something next week.” [MEN] pic.twitter.com/sj3VRMf7Zi
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) July 13, 2019
Solskjaer, when asked about Lukaku’s future, was understandably coy, stressing that no bids had been made for him but adding that he was not certain if the Belgian would be at Old Trafford when United take on Chelsea on August 11.
Solskjaer on Lukaku: “Can I see him staying? Let’s see when the season starts, we’ve not had any bids we’re considering.” #MUFC
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The BBC, going against the grain of other reports which suggest a move is likely to be done, have claimed that any deal with Inter is unlikely because United would not make a profit.
United and Inter also found themselves deadlocked in the summer of 2017 when the two clubs negotiated over Ivan Perisic.