Inter make €30m Lukaku bid and poised for Onana talks with Manchester United


Internazionale have submitted a €30m (£25.7m) bid for Romelu Lukaku and will continue conversations with Chelsea in the hope of winning the race to sign the striker. Lukaku spent last season on loan at Inter and has rejected overtures from Saudi Arabia in the hope of continuing his career in Europe.

Inter’s coach, Simone Inzaghi, spoke this week about his desire to bring back Lukaku, who scored 14 goals in 37 club appearances last season. Lukaku joined Chelsea from Inter for €115m in August 2021 before returning on loan after an underwhelming season and Chelsea must decide how much of a loss they are willing to make. The 30-year-old is due to report for pre-season at Chelsea on Monday.

Inter will resume talks with Manchester United on Thursday over the prospective sale of André Onana. Although there have been tense moments during negotiations, optimism remains that a deal will be done for the goalkeeper to link up again with Erik ten Hag, who coached him at Ajax. United want to make Onana their No 1 after allowing David de Gea to depart at the end of his contract.

Everton are in discussions with United over a deal to buy the forward Anthony Elanga. A number of clubs are interested in the Sweden international but Everton are favourites to sign Elanga, who played no part in United’s friendly win over Leeds in Oslo on Wednesday.