Romelu Lukaku set to join Inter Milan on transfer deadline day

Article Image

VAR is set to debut in the upcoming 19/20 Premier League season, former referee Neil Swarbrick has had his say on the technology

Posted: Aug 8, 2019 9:00 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 9:00 AM

Romelu Lukaku is set to join Italian giant Inter Milan in a deal worth a reported $90 million ahead of the closing of the English Premier League transfer window Thursday.

The Manchester United forward, who arrived in Milan late Wednesday, was greeted by hundreds of fans as he walked through the arrivals hall, according to footage on social media.

Lukaku, 26, has fallen out of favor at United under head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and spent part of last week training with his former club Anderlecht in Belgium.

On Wednesday, the player's agent, Federico Pastorello, posted a photo of the couple flying to Milan on board a private jet.

The Belgian international, who joined United two years ago from Everton in a deal worth £75 million ($91 million), scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for the club.

But Lukaku struggled last season, scoring just 12 league goals with only five of those coming in the second half of the season.

Speaking last Sunday, Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte revealed he had previously tried to sign Lukaku when he was in charge of Chelsea between 2016-18.

He told reporters that he was "very hopeful" of bringing the player to Inter.

Lukaku's departure could leave United short of firepower with Solskjaer placing his faith in Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and youngster Mason Greenwood.

United opens its Premier League campaign against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 50°
Kokomo
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 41°
Rensselaer
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 43°
Fowler
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 43°
Williamsport
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 51°
Crawfordsville
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 42°
Frankfort
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 50°
Delphi
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 47°
Monticello
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 47°
Logansport
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 42°
Mild with Rain by Sunday Night
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events