Reports from Sky Sports have revealed that Italian champions Juventus have usurped rivals, Inter Milan in the race to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
Inter have been pushing for a deal for the Belgian for long now, and had a bid rejected by the club. The offer was seemed unacceptable by the club.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Inter’s Marotta said:
“We made an important bid to Man United for Lukaku (£54m) but Man United ask (for) so much for Romelu. We didn’t find an agreement but we’re still working for Lukaku. I don’t know what will happen in the next days, football is so strange. We have made a fair and important offer respecting the value of the player.”
The bid was considered to be way below the club’s asking price of £80m.
Juventus have put a foot ahead of their rivals as they are thought to be offering Paulo Dybala in a swap deal.
When asked about this, Juventus Director, Pavel Nedved said:
“We have some offers for Paulo Dybala but we’ll wait to decide about his future. Lukaku? We always try to get players but I don’t want to speak about Lukaku or others.”