Manchester United have reportedly no intention of lowering their €83m asking price for Belgium international Romelu Lukaku.
Inter’s official Piero Ausilio met the Red Devils’ chiefs yesterday and was informed they would have to cough up the money needed, Sky Sport reports.
The Nerazzurri haven’t presented a new proposal yet as they only held formal negotiations with United on Thursday.
Piero’s only chance of securing Romelu will be to meet the €83 million Manchester United demand, splitting it between cash up front and bonuses
Ante Rebic remains Inter Milan’s first alternative option should their pursuit for the Belgian centre-forward fail.
The Croatian player is a different type of centre-forward but it’s thought he would nonetheless be useful to Antonio Conte in the attack.
Inter wanted to land Lukaku on loan with an obligation to buy, perhaps splitting payment over several years.
The Red Devils did not seem to be keen on accepting such a structure, though, making it hard to imagine Romelu arriving.
Antonio Conte reportedly wanted the 26-year-old star to turn up before the start of preseason campaign. It now seems there’s a strong chance the star will not join at all.
Meanwhile, Ole Gunna Solskjaer’s side and their league rivals Liverpool and Arsenal are all plotting a move for CSKA Moscow forward Fedor Chalov, according to a report from The Mirror.
The 21-year-old star won the Russian Premier League Golden Boot with 15 goals last campaign, also supplying seven assists in spite of CSKA Moscow missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification.