Romelu Lukaku a 'true target' but agent says Inter must hurry

A deal to bring Romelu Lukaku to Inter from Manchester United will not be easy, according to the striker's agent.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.   -  Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku's agent Federico Pastorello said Inter is serious about signing the Manchester United striker but warned the Serie A club must make a move.

Lukaku continues to be linked with Antonio Conte's Inter, having acknowledged a desire to play in Italy and hinted his future could be away from Old Trafford. The 26-year-old Belgium international joined United from Everton for GBP 75 million in 2017 and the Premier League giant wants to recoup that fee as Inter circle.

After meeting Inter officials on Wednesday, Pastorello told reporters: "Nothing new. We met each other to understand better the situation. We will see what [Inter] is going to decide.

 

"It is not on us. If the player wants to move [to Inter] they need to hurry. He [Lukaku] is a true target. It doesn't mean it will be official." He added: "I think that the deal is not simple to reach, anyway."

Lukaku — contracted to the Red Devils until 2022 with the option of a further year — scored 12 Premier League goals as United finished sixth in 2018-19, missing out on Champions League qualification.

He scored 15 goals across all competitions for United, which lost to Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals.