Manchester United tells Inter to hurry up if they want Romelu Lukaku after they have rejected the original £ 54 million bid, because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just over two weeks to sign the replacement
- Man United has warned Inter The time in Milan is almost to sign Romelu Lukaku
- . The club values the striker at £ 90m, but Inter was unable to match the price
- The Old Trafford side has several goals as the Belgian international departure
Inter had rejected an opening bid of £ 54 million over the weekend and is now considering an improved offer for the Belgian striker.
United, who wants to get back the total compensation of £ 90 million it took to sign Lukaku from Everton two years ago, will try to replace him if he is sold.
But an earlier Premier League tra nsfer deadline of August 8 means they have a little more than two weeks to complete the deal and sign a new striker. point after which Lukaku cannot be sold because they do not have time to bring a replacement.
Solskjaer knows that he cannot enter the season with only Marcus Rashford as a recognized striker, although he plans to use a more fluid forward line this season.
Anthony Martial is likely to play a more central role more often, but United knows it would be unfair to rely too heavily on Mason Greenwood, despite the teen's impressive performance on tour.
ROMELU LUKAKU 2018-19
Appearance: 22 (10)
Number of shots per game: 1.7
Air duels won per game: 2.9
(statistics from Premier League)
They have different goals in mind as Lukaku goes, although it is clear that Nicolas Pepe from Lille is not one of them.
United is in a similar position above Harry Maguire after Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers warned that there is a time limit for their bid to sign back the £ 80m-valued England center after two bid failures.
They expect to make a slightly improved bid for Sean Longstaff valued at £ 50m by Newcastle, while United believes he is worth closer to £ 20m.
Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward has stayed in England to rsee negotiations, missing his first pre-season tour since taking the reins in 2013.
Woodward has three weeks less than normal to transfer activities from to complete the club as he wants to add £ 65m to Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James this summer.
He continues to work without a technical director, but United still intends to play this role, despite promoting Nicky Butt as head of the development of the first team. , Nick Cox replacing him as head of the club's academy
Although Butt reports to Solskjaer and is on the technical board, it is clear that he has no control over the transfer policy and United still has a technical appoint the director to work with the manager.
Club sources say the search is ongoing, but after striving to have someone in place this summer, it is likely later in the year.
& # 39; We need to dust ourselves off … there are enough points to pick up & # 39 ;: Ashley Young believes that Inter Milan is still in the Series A title race despite shock defeat to Lazio
The former Manchester United man had scored his first goal for Inter to bring them forward in the crunch clash, but the Rome outfit came from behind when Sergej Millinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile they gave a 2-1 victory.
Lazio leapfrog Inter saw the result in second place, with Juventus now three points clear, but Young remains optimistic. & # 39; Of course we are still in it, & # 39; he said to Sky Sports Italia. "There are lots of games, lots of points to grab and I'm sure we're going back to winning ways."
More to follow.
Chelsea & # 39; ready to close deal for Inter-star Matias Vecino & # 39; with Blues willing to meet £ 23 million asking price for Uruguay's midfielder
- Chelsea looks forward to strike again on the transfer market after landing Hakim Ziyech
- Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino has been associated with a Stamford Bridge relocation
- It is thought that £ 23 million want for their husband, and Blues are willing to pay
Chelsea latest set to another move on the transfer market by bringing in Inter-midfielder Matias Vecino.
The Blues landed Hakim Ziyech last week, with the Ajax midfielder joining in the summer after a £ 40 million move to Stamford Bridge.
And according to the Daily Express Frank Lampard was able to welcome a second new figure as early as June, with Premier League happy to raise the asking price of £ 23 million. meet for the midfielder.
It is thought that Inter boss Antonio Conte would like to say goodbye to the player to make much needed transfer fees for the summer himself collect.
Chelsea faces competition for the 28-year-old from Everton, who is also interested in the 28-year-old.
This season, Vecino has made 17 Series A games for Inter, scored twice and made one assist.
Chelsea failed to make a single signature during the January window, even though their transfer ban had been lifted. .
Lazio 2-1 Inter Milan: Biancocelesti comes from behind to stun Antonio Conte and moves inside a point of Juventus at the top of the Serie A
- Lazio scored twice without answer after Ashley Young Inter led
- Lazio then went 2- 1 in front by the 69th minute strike by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
- The victory of Lazio continues its incredible series of 16 Series A games without defeat
Ciro Immobile equalized 50 minutes from Lazio from the penalty spot
Ashley Young gave Inter the lead in 44 minutes, but Lazio showed that they were real title candidates because they produced a brilliant comeback in the second half.
Ciro Immobile equalized 50 minutes from the penalty spot and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic sealed his victory with his 69-minute strike.
The victory brought Lazio to second place at 56 points, one behind Juventus leaders and two ahead of Inter in third.
The result also saw the Roman club extend their club record unbeaten run in Serie A to 19 games when they ended their own series of 16 games without a defeat of the competition.
David Beckham & # 39; signs £ 180 million sponsorship agreement with Qatar for his new football club Inter Miami & # 39;
David Beckham has to reportedly signed a £ 180 million sponsorship agreement with Qatar for his new Inter Miami football club.
The deal has been on the map for weeks after reportedly & # 39; secret conversations & # 39; have been conducted between the football player and his agent David Gardner.
A source told The Sun : & This deal wipes the word with previous sponsorship deals. Becks and his agent David Gardner are incredibly hands-on, determined to get the best conditions possible.
Qatar wants to encourage investment abroad to improve and soften its image . Miami and the Beckham brand fit in perfectly with this. & # 39;
In exchange for the lump sum, Qatar will see their logo waving on all the equipment and merchandise of the football club, as well as the center of attention in their stadium in Miami, Florida.
The club plays its inaugural match against FC Dallas on March 22.
MailOnline has contacted Beckham & # 39; s representative for comment.
Fans left in the dark about the deal, which was signed two weeks ago, started at to ask if the club would be the first to enter Major League Soccer without a sponsor.
The Qatar Foundation, reportedly a charity, previously sponsors FC Barcelona for two seasons – with a shirt-sponsoring contract worth £ 125 million.
The Qatar Foundation was founded by the royal family of the Golf Emirate and was seen as an attempt to increase their football success.
By drawing a mixed response from fans, the sponsorship left a little wondering how a deal could be made with a country where homosexuality is illegal and allegedly human rights violations and corruption would occur.
Sources told The Sun that Beckham has told it will relax his policies in the future.
Beckham reportedly announced his support for Qatar to organize the 2022 World Cup.
When Lazio and Inter Milan meet in a top conflict on Sunday evening, there is an air of ignorance.
This season's unexpected title challenge is a bloody nose for Lazio, which has not played a title race for years.
And while Inter has enjoyed periods of supremacy more recently than their rivals from Rome, it is still a decade now that they were troubling the all-conquering Juventus remotely.
So you have to rewind to the late 1990s and early 2000s for the latter time that both Lazio and Inter were real challengers at the same time, although it was only Lazio who actually raised the trophy for Series A in those halcyon days.
That was a star-studded Inter team, with the back Javier Zanetti, Diego Simeone and Youri Djorkaeff in midfield, and the Bro Azilian Ronaldo, Roberto Baggio and Ivan Zamarano in attack.
] Although Inter would win the UEFA Cup in 1998 and beat Lazio in the final in Paris 3-0, they could never win their dom estic league, finishing second in 1997-98 and third in 1996- 97.
On both occasions, a slightly brilliant Juventus team including Zinedine Zidane, Alessandro Del Piero, Filippo Inzaghi, Edgar Davids et al. Were crowned champions.
That Inter-team reached the quarter-finals of the 1998-1999 Champions League and lost a total of 3-1 to Manchester United, who defeated Juventus in the semi-final and the Treble.
With Italian competitions shown live on Channel Four on Sunday afternoon, the competition wore a certain glamor for English football fans.
Those leading teams have also caused awe and fear, especially if your team played in the European league. The first thing Gary Neville wanted to know when United stepped out of their group in December 1998 was whether Juventus had qualified because they were the European benchmark at the time.
We look back on the Inter team of that period with great admiration and wonder how they didn't win anymore. The reason was Juventus.
Take the decisive teams' meeting in April 1998, where Inter fans can still shudder when Juventus received a penalty when Del Piero was pushed back by Taribo West, just seconds after Ronaldo collided with Mark Iuliano on the other hand and referee Piero Ceccarini waved through.
Back to today and it's little surprise that Juventus again presents the biggest obstacle to an Inter-title triumph, which would be their first since Jose Mourinho was in charge in 2009-10.
Antonio Conte's team is not as blessed with world-class stars as they were two decades ago, but they are slowly adding contest winners.
Instead of Ronaldo and Zamorano, we now have Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, who scored 17 and 11 Series A goals this season, respectively.
Perhaps the injury problems that Ronaldo suffered in the last part of his time in the San Siro are more similar to the ones Alexis Sanchez, on loan from Old Trafford, experienced this season.
Another feature of that vintage Inter team was their solidity at the rear, especially during their second placed finish in 1997-1998 when they only scored 27 goals in 34 league games.
This season, with people like Stefan de Vrij, Diego Godin and Milan Skriniar at the back, they have also been impressively economical and have so far admitted only 20, the lowest in the division … with Lazio.
Unlike Inter, the Lazio team that succeeded in a title bid succeeded the trophy in 2000 12 months earlier, frighteningly.
Sven-Goran Eriksson was in charge of a team that looks just as cool as he looks back: Marcelo Salas, Roberto Mancini, Simeone, Juan Sebastian Veron, Pavel Nedved, Alen Boksic, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Alessandro Nesta, Sinisa Mihajlovic etc.
Lazio, billed by Sergio Cragnotti, millionaire head of the Cirio food brand, made a splash with their large purchases.
But it wasn't enough in the 1998-99 campaign because they missed it on the Scudetto to AC Milan on the last day of the season.
Fans were furious when the club then sold star striker Christian Vieri to Inter for £ 30m, with Simeone the other way, but the reconstruction was impressive.
Veron and Nestor Sensini came from Parma, veteran Ravanelli and Simeone Inzaghi, the younger brother of Pippo.
They performed well throughout the season, but when Eriksson & # 39; s team Juventus was left with five points with only three games to go, it all seemed to be over.
But Juventus somehow lost 2-0 from Verona to open the race again and on the last day, after Lazio had conquered 3-0 to contribute to their share of action, when fueled up Perugia earned a point against the giants in Turin.
As we know, Eriksson would become England's manager only a few months later after he also delivered the Italian Cup in a double triumph.
Simeone Inzaghi is of course now the manager of Lazio, but instead of the headlines of the newspapers from the late 1990s, the current Lazio team has been slowly and cleverly put together over the past four years.
Ciro Immobile, perhaps the most in-form striker in Europe's top competitions, does what Inzaghi did this season and scored 25 Series A goals in 23 games this season.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic controls the midfield and attracts admiring glances from the Premier League, while Francesco Acerbi is the regular presence in the defense.
Like the Sven team, the current vintage from Lazio is fun to see. They have won 16 of their 23 league games and scored 53 goals, which is a second return to Atalanta, somewhere below them in fourth place.
Unlike the side of Sven, who beat the last ever-won edition of the Cup Winners & # 39; Cup by Real Mallorca in Villa Park in 1999, this Lazio team has not yet succeeded in Europe .
They crashed out of the UEFA Europa League in the group stage, ending under Celtic and Cluj, but this could be a disguised blessing because it gives them more preparation time between competition matches.
So it's a terribly long time ago since a match between Lazio and Inter had so much meaning.
But both can then discover that Juventus is the greatest obstacle between themselves and glory.
& # 39; It's a game between two outsiders & # 39 ;: Inter Milan & # 39; s giant Series A collision with Lazio is a battle between the underdogs, Antonio Conte says as they fight to beat Juventus from their perch
The Nerazzurri is currently at the top of the rankings at 54 points, leading Juventus on goal difference and third place Lazio with one point.
The Rome side, which is on a club record unbeaten run of 18 games, host Inter at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night in what has been announced as a decisive date for this season's Scudetto race.
& # 39; This is definitely a tough game & # 39 ;, the coach said in his pre-match press conference.
& # 39; Lazio is a consolidated reality in Italian football, they won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Supercup last season.
& # 39; They strengthened the team, retained their strongest players and (Lazio coach) Simone Inzaghi doing well j ob
& # 39; call outsiders for the national title. That is a perfect definition. & # 39;
Inter fell home with a 1-0 defeat to Napoli in the semi-final first round of Coppa Italia on Wednesday, prompting calls for Conte to sign Jan starting a starting point this weekend.
The midfielder from Denmark, who joined the Italian club of Tottenham Hotspur last month for a reported 20 million euros, has been selected from the start in just one of his four appearances for Inter so far, a 2 -0 wins Udinese on 2 February.
But Conte stayed with his decision to wait for his time with the playmaker.
Christian works well. He increasingly understands what we want from him, "said the coach.
" I never threw a new signature right in front of him in the team. In Udine, people rightly said that he was struggling a bit, because he did not settle in the team.
& # 39; I had to choose him. But now we have worked together more. We will see him from the beginning if I think it is appropriate to do that. & # 39;
Inter Milan & # 39; conspiracy summer movement for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & # 39; while Antonio Conte is planning another transfer robbery on the Premier League
Inter Milan plans a summer movement for Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & # 39; striker while Antonio Conte plans a new robbery on the Premier League.
The former Chelsea boss has already captured Romelu Lukaku, Christian Eriksen and Ashley Jong from the British top flight and it is said that the Gunner wants to reinforce his attack.
Barcelona had shown interest but is now supposed to look to Inter & # 39; s Lautaro Martinez.
Aubameyang would join former Manchester United man Lukaku for the Milan side and are more likely to win Champions League football.
Inter is currently at the top of the Serie A, while Arsenal is 11th in the Premier League and is not likely to play in Europe next season.
But Arsenal is likely to be tough in negotiating the Gabonese attacker, who has already made an offer of £ 350,000 a week to stay.
The club head of football Raul Sanllehi does not want players to go to the final year of their contracts to stop a repeat of the free loss of Aarson Ramsey to Juventus.
There may also be problems with the Aubameyang price tag, where the Gunners are expected to have around £ 70 million for him.
Conte signed Lukaku in August, Eriksen and Young as the last month and Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season.
Earlier this week, Arsenal legend Paul Merson said that the club should allow Aubameyang to go free after next season as his goals get them back into the Champions League.
Merson, who scored 78 goals in 327 games for Arsenal from 1985 to 1997, told Sky Sports : & # 39; I thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be around 31, 32 when he left, and if I were Arsenal I would keep him in the summer.
I would love him and say, you know what, give him what you can years and get us in the Champions League and you can go for free. It is hard to buy goals and he is a natural scorer.
& # 39; Gabriel Martinelli can be a top player and I like him, but if I keep Aubameyang, I have 15-20 goals, and that is what to do. & # 39;
He added that it would be unfair to ask 18-year-old Brazilian Martinelli to do so.
Inter Milan will require that Barcelona include Antoine Griezmann in a transfer deal for their star-maker Lautaro Martinez.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed an outbreak season in Italy with 16 goals in all competitions and is considered Barca's number 1 for the summer.
But Inter is reluctant to let Martinez go without finding a suitable replacement.
According to Mundo Deportivo the attacker can be bought for £ 93.4 million over a two-week period in July, but the Catalan giants are reluctant to comply with that compensation due to financial fair play rules.
Tuttosport claim that Barca will instead offer players such as Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena, Philippe Coutinho and Jean-Clair Todibo in exchange for the striker.
However, the Turin daily that Inter would demand that Griezmann be included in a potential potential deal.
The Frenchman joined Barca last summer, but did not hit the ground in the style that was widely expected.
The 28-year-old has achieved only 12 goals in 32 appearances and could favor a new challenge in the Serie A.
Martinez has given no indication whatsoever that he wants to leave the San Siro amid speculation that he likes a link with Lionel Messi.
Barca is still looking for a striker for the rest of the current campaign, despite the fact that the transfer window is closed.
Injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele have left them options in advance and special La Liga guidelines allow them to recruit an attacker from another Spanish club or a non-contracted player.
Everyone who does it, however, could not play in the Champions League.
Barcelona & # 39; may pay more than £ 92 million release clause & # 39; for Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez to ward off interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United
- Barcelona may pay more than Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez & # 39; s release clause
- The club is also aware of the interest of Manchester United and Real Madrid
- Sky Sport Italia claims that Barcelona could include player exchanges in the deal
- Inter is thought to be interested in Nou Camp duo Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic
Barcelona allegedly able to pay more than Lautaro Martinez & # 39; s £ 92 million release clause to catch the coveted Inter Milan striker.
According to Sky Sport Italia Barcelona has already negotiated with their Italian counterparts to reach an agreement on a possible deal for the summer.
Martinez & # 39; s release clause will be available for a short period at the end of the campaign, and the ruling La Liga champions could even offer players in exchange to complete negotiations.
Inter is believed to be interested in the duo Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic.
Manchester United recruited Odion Ighalo in a surprise deadline to tackle a lack of attack options, and is likely to look for a striker in the summer after adequate failures replace Romel u Lukaku.
But the club has long been known g interest in Martinez can lead to another missed opportunity, where Mundo Deportivo previously reported that Barcelona was planning to place another non-EU citizen in its ranks.
The 22-year-old frontman is seen by the club's hierarchy as a long-term target, while Barcelona is currently also looking for a striker to act as emergency cover following injuries from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez.
The same report states that Barcelona would probably have to send one of their current players to make room for Martinez, with Arthur Melo and Vidal taking over two of the team's non-EU spots.
Getafe & # 39; s Angel, 32, Lucas Perez of Alaves, 26-year-old Loren Moron of Betis and 29-year-old striker Roger Marti of Levante are all considered an option for stopgaps.