Why Romelu Lukaku is missing from Manchester United's squad vs Perth Glory squad
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Why Romelu Lukaku is missing from Manchester United's squad vs Perth Glory squad

Following links with Inter Milan in the current transfer window, Romelu Lukaku missed the opening pre-season clash against Perth Glory with a reported small niggle.

Lukaku, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, and Lee Grant were absent from the United teamsheet at the Optus Stadium and it is understood Lukaku is carrying a small niggle. The quartet have all arrived at the ground, though and will be watching from the stands.

According to Sky Sports, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio flew to London to meet United officials earlier this week to discuss a deal for Lukaku, 26, but United have still not received a formal offer for the goalscorer.  Lukaku is contracted to United until 2022 and the club has the option of an additional year.

Everton have a sell-on clause that entitles them to £5m from any fee Lukaku leaves for, which is partially why United want to obtain more than £75m from Inter.

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