Inter Milan head coach Antonio Conte has admitted being interested in signing Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
Conte has been admiring Lukaku and missed out on landing the Belgian when he was at Chelsea as he was signed by United. Lukaku’s future at Old Trafford remains in doubt and Conte is determined to sign the forward, describing him as ‘an important player’ for Milan.
“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, 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,” he said.
“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, 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. For sure it's not easy to play without a striker but the market is open so there is still a process for players to come in and out. It's not easy to play against teams like Juventus and Manchester United without strikers.”
United will take on Inter Milan on Sartuday 20th in International Champions Cup game.