Romelu Lukaku's agent jets into London for crunch talks with Man Utd chief Ed Woodward
Aug. 08, 2019
ROMELU LUKAKU'S agent has flown to London in desperate bid to resolve the Manchester United star's future.
Romelu Lukaku's agent jets into London for crunch talks with Man Utd chief Ed Woodward (Pic: GETTY)
Federico Pastorello will hold talks with United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Inter Milan representatives in the capital in the hope of thrashing out a deal.
In the meantime, Lukaku has remained in Belgium, where he has been training with Anderlecht and is refusing to return to Manchester.
Lukaku travelled to Belgium without permission after taking offence at the fact United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him to train with the club's U23 side.
He is facing a fine of two weeks' wages (£400,000) and will not be involved in the squad for this weekend's season opener against Chelsea.
New Inter boss Antonio Conte made Lukaku his number one summer target and remains keen to get a deal over the line before the European transfer window closes next month.
The clubs remain apart in their valuation though, with United wanting to recoup at least the £80m they paid Everton for the Belgian in 2016.
But United might be left with no choice but to sell Lukaku for less than their asking price because the forward's situation has now become untenable.
Lukaku is currently in Belgium training with Anderlecht after refusing to return to Manchester (Pic: GETTY)
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is desperate to sign Lukaku this summer (Pic: GETTY)
The last thing Solskjaer wants is to have him back at Carrington and being a disruptive influence in the dressing room.
Should United manage to agree a fee with Inter, then the fallen giants will look to land Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic in a late deal before the window closes.
The Red Devils start their Premier League campaign on Sunday when they host Chelsea (4:30pm).
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