Romelu Lukaku has no intention of leaving Inter even though he ended up on Manchester City’s short-list of elite strikers to reinforce the attack. The Nerazzurri also strongly want to keep him despite the outside interest, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
The Citizens had inquired about the Belgian forward last summer, but neither the player nor his club opened to the transfer. They are expected to do the same in a few months, as Pep Guardiola is pursuing him, Erling Haaland and Harry Kane to bolster the front-line, but he will have to focus on the other targets, the publication adds.
Lukaku his enjoying his stay in Milan, where he tallied 59 goals in 85 appearances and has become the symbol of the team, which is now the favorite for the title. He has also created a strong bond with coach Antonio Conte and with his usual partner Lautaro Martinez as the duo has been the main driving factor behind Inter’s success thus far.
Moreover, the striker considers Serie A the ideal league for his characteristics and he is not keen on leaving it. He is also thankful towards his side for giving him the leading role in their project and helping him put together a career year. He will not transfer unless the management asks him to do so.
Lukaku was signed for €74M in 2019, but his value has now risen to €105M according to KPMG. He previously played at West Brom, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United in England before moving to Italy. He has scored 113 goals in 252 matches in the Premier League.