Inter signing Lukaku 'my will and hope', says Conte


The bid falls well below United's valuation of the 26-year-old Belgium worldwide, who joined them from Everton two years ago for £75m.

Icardi is strongly linked with a move to Juventus but the Serie A champions are also stretched a bit a financially.

The Norweigan manager was impressed with his team's performance without Romelu Lukaku, who is now nursing a foot injury.

After putting Perth Glory to the sword by 2 goals to nil last weekend, United followed up with an even more impressive display during the week, when they put 4 past rivals Leeds United without reply. "You don't boo your own players".

"We don't know yet", he said.

The former Chelsea boss has placed Lukaku as his number one transfer target this summer after he publicly announced that Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan are not in his plans for next season. For this reason it's right I don't talk about Lukaku.

"For sure it's not easy to play without a striker at the beginning of the season like this", Conte added. "On the other side we will see what we find with the club".

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The 34-year-old is not a very popular player at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Mason Greenwood and compared the teenage star's development to that of Ryan Giggs following Manchester United's friendly win against Inter Milan. "He always gives absolutely everything and his delivery today ended up with a goal." he said via Manchester Evening News.

"Of course, we want fans to support our players and Ash has been a very loyal servant to this club for many, many years and he'll keep on performing when he plays".

Inter manager Antonio Conte also spoke about Lukaku in his post-game press conference.

"I consider him an important player for us to improve".

"I'm hopeful, but we'll see what the club can achieve".

He thinks that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's commitment to youth and his growth while on-loan in the Midlands will serve him well as he looks to play regular first-team football in England's top-flight.