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Transfer Window: Manchester United Rejects Milan £54m bid for Romelu Lukaku

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Manchester United have turned down an offer of £54million from Inter Milan for striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

Lukaku has been linked with a move to Inter and has even spoken about his admiration for the Italian league and in particular new boss Antonio Conte, who is keen to bring the striker to Serie A.

According to Press Association Sport, United received a €60m (£54m) bid from Inter two days ago, which was rejected out of hand as it falls well short of their valuation.

The Red Devils have put a £75m price tag on the 26-year-old and it appears the San Siro club are struggling to match it.

The two clubs met in the International Champions Cup in Singapore on Saturday, but Lukaku watched from the sidelines due to a knock as his team-mates sealed a 1-0 victory.

On the eve of the match, Inter head coach Conte confirmed his desire to sign a player he missed out on when Chelsea boss in 2017.

“I think frustrated is a big word,” he said in English when asked about the inability to complete a deal.

Lukaku is a United player and this is the reality. You know very well that I like this player, but also in the past when I was Chelsea’s coach and I tried to bring him to Chelsea.

“But I repeat, today Lukaku is a player of United and this is the reality and this is the truth.”

Pushed on Inter’s interest in him, Conte said: “I think that at this moment, I repeat, we’re talking about a player of another club.

“For this reason, I think that it’s right (we) don’t talk about Lukaku because I have great respect for United.

“As I said before, for sure, I like this player and I consider him an important player for us to have a good improvement. But, at the same time, there is a market, a transfer market.

“We know very well which is our situation at this moment. We’ll see, we’ll see what happens but now, for sure, Lukaku is a United player.”

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