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Transfer rumours

Italian side Inter Milan is preparing a deal for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku which involves taking the Belgian on loan for two years at a cost of £9m and an obligation to buy him at the end of that period for £53.8m. (Source Guardian). 

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has accepted a contract offer from Juventus. The two clubs will now try to agree on a deal worth £70m for the Dutch international, however, Paris Saint Germain are yet to give up on the signing of the centre back. (Source Guardian). 

Manchester United will meet with the agent of Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes to try to secure his £70m move from Sporting Lisbon. (Source O Jogo, via Talksport). 

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira says AC Milan have not made contact with him over a possible return to Serie A. (Source Talksport). 

Manchester United have pulled out of the running to sign Leicester City and England defender Harry Maguire after being told the 26-year-old will cost £100m. (Source Mirror). 

Mikel Arteta has been backed to take on the Manchester City manager's role when Pep Guardiola leaves the club. (Source Evening Standard).