Race against Time! Inter Milan table £70million for Lukaku

Kieran Tierney celebrates scoring

Kieran Tierney has been linked with Arsenal all summer Credit

After weeks of speculation, it looks like Romelu Lukaku is about to leave Manchester United for Inter Milan.

Lukaku signed a five-year contract with the Nerazzuri after a two-season stay at Old Trafford, as Antonio Conte landed the striker he has long hoped to acquire.

The 27-year-old only moved to west London two years ago in a £34m deal from Leicester City, but Drinkwater's only gone on to make 23 appearances across all competitions.

Even as Romelu Lukaku completed his move to Inter Milan yesterday for a reported £73 million (S$122.5 million), former Manchester United players Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs had one last dig at the striker.

"I love hearing predictions when we're not in the top four and there isn't anything better than proving people wrong", he said.

Arsenal had been in market for a centre-back having struggled in that position last term and subsequently sold wantaway Frenchman Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux.

The Manchester United manager also indicated that Lukaku will not be missed as much as the attacking set-up this season is different compared to a year ago.

"We both have the same idea that we want to be successful".

The reigning Manchester United player of the year went on to admit that last season was embarrassing for the club. "There are always going to be fans out there wanting to sign players - that's part and parcel of being here".

Lukaku has been linked with a United exit throughout the off-season and the Belgium striker is poised to join Inter before the Premier League transfer window shuts on Thursday.

However, the Manchester United manager insisted that he has no hard feelings towards Lukaku and he is hopeful that he can start well at Inter after not playing during pre-season. "He will score goals and do well at Inter Milan but unprofessionalism is contagious".

United had reportedly come close to agreeing a swap deal with Juventus for the forward which would have involved Argentine star Paulo Dybala heading the other way, although that fell through this week over the forward's wage demands.

Lukaku said Conte was one of the main reasons he signed for the club.

So that means that England worldwide Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James are United's only first-team acquisitions this summer, while Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera left the club at the end of their contracts.

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