MANCHESTER UNITED have agreed an 80million euro (£73.7m) fee with Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku.
It is understood Inter, managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, have increased their bid after having a 60million euros (£54m) offer rejected last month.
Yesterday evening Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello posted a picture on Instagram of himself and the striker apparently headed to Italy, accompanied by the words: ‘Ready to take off …. direction Milano.’
After a swap deal with Juventus fell through due to Paulo Dybala’s reluctance to go the other way, Lukaku started training with former club Anderlecht this week.
Social media footage appeared to show the player being welcomed to Milan by supporters in the early hours of Thursday morning.
It is reported he has been fined by United after missing training with them on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Belgium international is poised to leave the club just two years on from joining in a big-money switch from Everton.
Lukaku was with United on their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia but did not feature in any of their four matches during the trip due to knocks. He also then missed the subsequent friendlies against Kristiansund and AC Milan.
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