Romelu Lukaku Urged To Leave Manchester United This Summer

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Romelu Lukaku has been urged to leave Manchester United this summer by Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly open to selling the striker with Marcus Rashford his preferred choice in attack for United.

Italian side Inter Milan are shown an interest in signing Lukaku but United are only willing to let him leave if a suitable offer comes in.

Manchester United want to recoup the £75 million the club spent on signing Lukaku from Everton in 2017.

Lukaku struggled for goals last term, netting just 15 goals in 45 matches in all competitions, and Belgium boss Martinez believes it’s time for Lukaku to find a new club.

“It is clear that he has to leave Manchester United,” Martinez told HLN.

“It would be a good thing for both parties. It is now important that Romelu finds the right club.”

Lukaku scored three times for Belgium in their 3-0 wins over Kazakhstan and Scotland earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Lukaku has hinted he could leave Manchester United this summer for the Serie A.

“I was always a big fan of the Italian league,” said Lukaku after scoring twice in Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over Scotland.

“People close to me, they know I have two leagues that I always dreamed about, which is the Premier League and the Serie A, so you know, I love Italy.

“With the transfer of Ronaldo, the Italian league is now coming back.

“Now Antonio Conte going back to Inter, which is really good because, to me, he’s the best manager in the world.

“Then you have Maurizio Sarri going to Juventus, Ancelotti at Naples. I think Serie A will be really exciting next year and I’m really happy for Italian football.

“Conte knows what I think about him. You know I’m not somebody who likes to talk about my personal relationship with managers, but I’m a Manchester United player.

“I have a contract and I have to respect my club. If something happens, you know, I think the teams and my agents have to do the talking. I just make my decision and stay out of it.”

“I’ve had a difficult season at club level,” Lukaku added. “I lost my place and haven’t played much. But that is a phase in my career and it will help me for the next step.

“I have a contract with Man United. I’ll speak with my club and my agent to make the best decision.

“I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. Do I expect a busy summer? Yes.”