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Romelu Lukaku 'does not want to be second choice at Manchester United'

Lukaku 'doesn't want to be second choice at United'
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Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku is unhappy with being considered second-choice striker at Old Trafford, but Inter Milan reportedly cannot afford to sign him.

Romelu Lukaku is reportedly keen on a move away from Manchester United as he is not happy with being second choice.

The 26-year-old recently admitted that he is interested in playing in Serie A and has been tipped to link up with Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

According to Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur, however, Inter are unable to afford the £75m United are after in one installment.

"He's been clear in his interviews he wants to leave," Terreur told Sky Sports News. "He doesn't want to be second choice.

"That's what he feels under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He didn't play that much when Solskjaer came in. He feels that he is second choice.

"Inter don't have the money for the transfer. They can spend the money over a few years but that's not what Man United want.

"They want the cash immediately and I don't see them paying £75m or £80m. They can't with their budget, so they will have to find a way around it.

"If they can keep Lukaku, Man United will be happy. If they can get the money, they will be happy."

Lukaku, who lost his place to Marcus Rashford in the second half of 2018-19, returned to pre-season training ahead of schedule on Monday.

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