The Belgium international is headed to Milan to round out a deal with the Serie A side that could total €78m with add-ons.
Romelu Lukaku’s agent has confirmed that he and the Manchester United forward are on their way to Milan to complete a move to Inter.
The latest comes amid suggestions that the Belgian’s relationship with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken down, with the Norwegian having apparently informed the forward that he would be expected to train with the Under-23s until there was some resolution regarding his future.
Conte has sought to sign Lukaku on more than one occasion in the past, having failed to land the ex-Everton man while in charge of Juventus and Chelsea, but it seems his long-awaited capture is drawing near.
Federico Pastorello, the Belgian’s agent, posted an image on Instagram of he and the striker on a plane, with the two headed to Italy presumably for a medical and to put the final touches on a deal.
The caption of the post reads: “Ready to take off …. direction Milan 🇮🇹 !!! Inter … we are coming.”
Inter are reportedly set to pay an initial €65 million (£60m/$72.8m) for Lukaku, with a further €13m potentially owed in add-ons during the course of his time at San Siro.
Lukaku arrived at Old Trafford in 2017 from Everton for a £75m ($91m) transfer fee and the club are hoping to make their money back on the No. 9.
The window for Italian clubs to register does not close until September 2, but it now seems as though Inter have their eye on landing the forward in the coming hours or days despite having three weeks left to finish out the deal.
A quick signing would leave the Italian club with over a fortnight to integrate their new front man ahead of their opening Serie A fixture against Lecce on August 26.