Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was told by club officials on Tuesday that he is free to leave Old Trafford this summer.

The Belgian joined the Red Devils for a fee of around £75million in 2017 and impressed during his first season at the Theatre of Dreams after leaving Everton.

However, Lukaku lost his main backer when Jose Mourinho was sacked and the Belgian does not fit into the style of play that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to play at the club.

While the Norwegian is happy for Lukaku to compete for places, the club have told Lukaku that he can join Inter Milan provided the Serie A giants meet his £75m valuation, according to

United are confident of recouping the fee they paid for Lukaku and believe that incoming Inter boss Antonio Conte is desperate to sign the striker.

Reports in Italy earlier this week claimed Lukaku met with Inter officials in Milan when he agreed to take a paycut to move to the San Siro.

Lukaku earns around £250,000-a-week at United but Inter are unable to meet both his wage demands and United’s valuation, meaning a compromise is needed.

A fee of around £75m would significantly boost Solskjaer’s kitty in the summer transfer window, where he wants to sign as many as five players.

The 46-year-old is targeting a right-back, centre-back, central midfielder, right winger and a possible replacement for Lukaku in attack. Swansea winger Daniel James is expected to become Solskjaer’s first signing with United believed to be close to a £15m deal for the midfielder.

Source: Metro