MANCHESTER UNITED have slapped a whopping £90m price-tag on Romelu Lukaku amid interest from Inter Milan despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s prominent stance on fees.
United are quickly becoming the club to watch this summer in the transfer market with a number of targets linked to arrive and depart.
There have already been two purchases in the form of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James but it will not stop there.
Several players have been name-dropped as potential signings such as Bruno Fernandes, Mario Lemina and Harry Maguire.
But there could also be a number of stars leaving the Red Devils this summer with Paul Pogba and Lukaku desperate to go.
The latter is attracting attention from Inter Milan, with Antonio Conte making the Belgian his top target this summer.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio met with United officials met in London on Friday for talks but a bid was not put in place.
But the Old Trafford outfit have no intention of letting the striker leave on the cheap, instead whacking a £90m price-tag on him – according to the Telegraph.
That would come as a mighty blow to the Italian side, who would have to offload players to fund such a deal.
Inter had proposed a two-year loan deal worth £9m a season and an obligation to buy for £53.7m at the end.
However, the Red Devils are demanding a lump sum and are under no pressure to sell.
With Everton set to gain £5m from a transfer, United want to increase their profit margins on the £75m they spent in 2017.
It comes soon after Solskjaer stated that the club will not be overpaying for players.
“We’re still in the market looking to do some business, as I’ve said before,” he said on Wednesday.
“But we’re patient, we’re United, we don’t have to sell and don’t have to overpay either. You have to have the right players at the right price.
“And if you look at the squad we’ve got now, there are so many good players anyway.
“I’m sure with a good pre-season behind us – that’s the main thing now – the ones who are here are working hard want to improve.”