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Inter-bound Conte keen on United striker Lukaku

24 May 2019, 17:42 GMT+10

Cape Town - Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been tipped to make a move for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku if he is appointed as Inter Milan's new manager.

The Italian has been out of work since last summer after his controversial departure from Chelsea and he is now in line to take the Inter Milan job.

It is widely expected that he will take over from Luciano Spalletti, with reports claiming he could be appointed as soon as next weekend.

If Inter can secure a Champions League place on the final day of the Serie A season then Conte will be given a hefty budget to transform the Italian giants.

And, according to The Times, first on his list will be Lukaku after missing out on the Belgium international when he was Chelsea boss in 2017.

The 26-year-old joined the Red Devils instead and Conte had to settle for signing Alvaro Morata.

Lukaku has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils with 15 of those coming in the current campaign.

He has recently dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sometimes preferring to play Marcus Rashford as the club's main striker.

And there has been speculation Lukaku could leave the club in the summer with the player himself admitting it would be a 'dream' to play in Serie A at some point in his career.

It is understood that United could be willing to sell Lukaku but that they will be looking for a fee in the region of the Pound 75 million they paid Everton for his services.

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