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Inter: Inzaghi offers transfer updates on Lukaku and Onana

Simone Inzaghi at Inter
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The Belgian striker’s future has been uncertain since his move back to Stamford Bridge.

Inter will push to re-sign Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to manager Simone Inzaghi. 

The striker has returned to Chelsea after ending his season-long loan deal at San Siro. But Inter have remained hopeful of signing him on a permanent deal this summer.

“Lukaku is a Chelsea player now. We all know how crucial he has been for us,” Inzaghi said on Wednesday.

“I did my best to bring him back last summer, we’d like to re-sign Romelu also this summer. We’ll do our best to make it happen”.

Lukaku scored 14 goals across his 37 appearances for Inter last season, helping Inzaghi’s side finish third in Serie A and reach the Champions League final.

According to BBC, the Blues demand £40m for Lukaku. 

However, Inter are unlikely to complete a move before selling Andre Onana to Manchester United. The Red Devils are yet to match Inter’s £50m valuation of the Cameroonian goalkeeper. 

Asked about Onana’s situation, Inzaghi added: “He’s an Inter player today and he’s called up for our pre-season camp tomorrow.

“The market is unpredictable; we know Italian clubs need to sell before signing new players. That’s the reality.”

Man United are expected to complete a move for Onana in the coming days. The goalkeeper’s move to England will most likely be followed by Inter’s first formal offer to sign Lukaku on a permanent deal.