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Antonio Conte speaks out about Man United’s Romelu Lukaku


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Lukaku still not playing for Man United

Manchester United’s next pre-season game sees them take on Inter Milan.

United have so far faced Perth Glory and Leeds United as they gear up for the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Both of those games have seen Romelu Lukaku absent from the matchday squads.

Now, with United set to face Inter, Lukaku is also expected to miss that game as well.

The striker watched on from the bench during training on Friday with Solskjaer also confirming he won’t be available for Saturday’s game.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United reacts after the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford on October 2, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Conte on Lukaku

Ahead of the clash with Man United, Inter boss Antonio Conte has spoken out about Lukaku.

Inter are reportedly keen to sign Lukaku with Sky Sports claiming they are willing to offer the Belgian a five-year deal worth £41m.

Inter have reportedly offered around £63m for Lukaku’s services but that was said to be part of a two-year loan with the obligation to buy but it was rejected.

Now, when speaking about Lukaku, Conte states that he considers the striker an important player for Inter but he is also conscious of the transfer market:

“I think frustrated is a big word.

 “Lukaku is United’s player and this is the reality. You know very well that I like this player. But also in the past when I was Chelsea’s coach and tried to bring him to Chelsea.

“I think today Lukaku is a player with United. This is the reality.

“I think that in this moment if you’re talking about a player from another club it’s right to not talk about Lukaku because we have great respect for United.

“As I said before, I like this player and consider him an important player for us to have a good improvement but at the same [time] there is a transfer market. We know very well which is our situation at the moment and we will see what happens but for now Lukaku is a United player.” As quoted by the Telegraph.

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