Antonio Conte awaits as Inter Milan make fresh bid for Romelu Lukaku
Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte hopes to finalise a deal for Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku soon.
The Italian club have been chasing Lukaku during the transfer window and have reportedly returned with a fresh bid of around £65 million (S$109m) as they try and get the deal over the line.
The Belgian trained with Anderlecht Under-18s yesterday when United players had a day off. He has not played a single minute of United's pre-season campaign and Conte is hopeful he can bring the 26-year-old to the San Siro.
"I understand there are some gaps that need to be filled but, at the moment, I am very hopeful that this will happen," said Conte, after his side beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 on penalties, following a 1-1 draw in an International Champions Cup clash on Sunday.
"At the same time, I'm working with a great group of players that gives me lots of satisfaction."
Earlier, there was a reported swop deal that could see Juventus' Paulo Dybala and Lukaku switching sides, but that has broken down due to excessive demands by Dybala's agent. - AFP