Romelu Lukaku pictured training with Anderlecht for a second day
Romelu Lukaku trained with Anderlecht for the second successive day as the wantaway striker looks for a Manchester United exit.
Two years after arriving at Old Trafford in a big-money switch from Everton, the 26-year-old is hoping to move on to pastures new.
Inter Milan are keen to sign Lukaku and are understood to have seen a 60 million euros (£54million) offer rebuffed last month, while a swap deal with Juventus had been on the cards until Paulo Dybala’s prohibitive wage demands put paid to that.
While PA understands a move to Serie A remains on the cards, eyebrows were raised on Monday when the striker was pictured training with boyhood club Anderlecht.
United’s players had a day off on Monday and it was reported that Lukaku was expected back on Tuesday with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
However, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws has published a photo of the striker training with Anderlecht once again on Tuesday – a matter United declined to comment on when contacted by PA.
Day 2 of a transfer soap: Romelu Lukaku is still training with Anderlecht today. With Man United refusing to comment.— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) August 6, 2019
Lukaku joined the Old Trafford giants on their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia but failed to feature in any of their four matches due to knocks.
The 26-year-old was also absent in the friendlies against Kristiansund and AC Milan upon returning to Europe.
Lukaku got under manager Solskjaer’s skin last week when posting on Twitter a video showing internal data of United players’ maximum speed in training. The message was swiftly deleted.
Asked about that following the AC Milan friendly, Solskjaer said: “I’ve spoken to Rom, yeah, to put it that way. And that’s case closed.”
Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access
Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription
Join now for unlimited access
Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1
Get FourFourTwo Newsletter
The best features, fun and footballing quizzes, straight to your inbox every week.
FourFourTwo was launched in 1994 on the back of a World Cup that England hadn’t even qualified for. It was an act of madness… but it somehow worked out. Our mission is to offer our intelligent, international audience access to the game’s biggest names, insightful analysis... and a bit of a giggle. We unashamedly love this game and we hope that our coverage reflects that.