Inter 'Frozen' By Manchester United's €85 Million Asking Price For Lukaku

Inter 'Frozen' By Manchester United's €85 Million Asking Price For Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has reiterated his desire to leave Manchester United despite a request from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay and fight for his place, sources have told ESPN FC.

Having been forced to pay Crystal Palace £50m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and haggle with Leicester over their £90m valuation of Harry Maguire, United are insistent that they will not sell Lukaku cheaply in an inflated marketplace.

After going head-to-head against Perth Glory, United face Leeds United next week before heading to Singapore for a friendly against Inter Milan.

The 21-year-old is reportedly keen on a move and according to the Evening Standard, he had hoped to join United ahead of their pre-season tour to Australia. The Belgian scored 27 goals in his first season at the club but managed only 15 in 2018-19.

Much of the talk about Paul Pogba has been about his future and how he wants "a new challenge", while his agent Mino Raiola has publicly said that his client wants to leave the Red Devils.

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Pogba needs to boss and lead the team on the pitch, while also showing the United fans that he wants to help the team get back to their best.

"Breaking away from the traditional colours of a United away jersey, the new shirt features a fresh savannah-toned aesthetic and intricate patterned design, that takes its inspiration from the many mosaics that adorn the streets of Manchester's creative district, the Northern Quarter", Manchester United has been quoted as saying, via their official website.

To make matters worse - in my eyes - Los Blancos will likely have to sacrifice at least two big name players like Isco or Gareth Bale, to even consider being able to sign Pogba.

Manchester United have enquired about the availability of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic. My reasoning is not simply that I think Pogba is not a good guy, but I have more faith in Real Madrid's current midfield situation.