Reports Claim Inter Milan Have Cooled Interest In Lukaku

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Inter Milan have shown strong interest to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

However, reports have revealed that Serie A side, Inter have cooled their interest in Romelu Lukaku after seeing their bid of £54m rejected by United.

The Inter board explained to Manager Antonio Conte that a deal for the Belgian will be hard to complete due to United’s tough stance on their £75m valuation of the Belgian.

The Nerazurri have reportedly switched their attention to AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko. The 33-year-old is expected to be a much cheaper option, albeit more short-term option for next season.

Inter boss Antonio Conte is keen on Lukaku, but former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov has urged the wantaway striker to stay at the club.

“I think he should stay,” Berbatov told Sky Sports. “I like him, I don’t agree with all the criticism he’s getting — yes he has some areas which he needs to work like every other player.

“But his teammates need to help him as well.

“For example, if I’m a midfield player and I play with him, I will know how to pass him the ball, when to pass him the ball, on which foot to pass him the ball. This is what your teammates need to know, how to play with you.”