Romelu Lukaku has arrived in Milan to undergo a medical with Inter as he prepares to finally complete his move away from Manchester United.
Goal reported earlier on Wednesday that talks between the two sides were ongoing as they sought to reach a deal that would see Lukaku finally link up with Nerazzurri head coach Antonio Conte.
The latest comes amid suggestions that the Belgian’s relationship with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken down, with the Norwegian having apparently informed the forward that he would be expected to train with the Under-23s until there was some resolution regarding his future.
Conte has tried to sign Lukaku on more than one occasion in the past, having failed to land the ex-Everton man while in charge of Juventus and Chelsea, but it seems he will now finally get his man.
Federico Pastorello, the Belgian’s agent,â€‹ initially posted an image on Instagram of he and the striker on a plane heading for Italy to complete the transfer to Inter.
The caption of the post reads: “Ready to take off …. direction Milan ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡¹ !!! Inter … we are coming.”
And the pair have now arrived in Milan, with Lukaku being greeted by hundreds of Inter fans chanting as name as the Nerazzurri appear all set to beat rivals Juventus to his signature.
Inter will pay a fee that will total €80 million (£74m/$90m) for Lukaku, with United also receiving a set percentage of the striker’s next transfer fee as part of the deal.
Reports suggest that his former club Everton could receive as much as £5m due to a sell-on clause of their own in the deal which saw Lukaku arrive at United in 2017 for a £75m ($91m) transfer fee.
The Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday, but Solskjaer is in no rush to sign a replacement for the 26-year-old and, as such, the club are under no pressure to rush a deal through.
After a summer of speculation, that saw Juve enter the race and seek a swap deal involving Paulo Dybala, Inter finally appear to be putting the finishing touches on the deal for Lukaku.
That would leave the Italian club with over a fortnight to integrate their new front man into their squad ahead of their opening Serie A fixture against Lecce on August 26.
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