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Romelu Lukaku holding up two important deals

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As long as Romelu Lukaku stays at Manchester United, the club will not be able to finalize a few important deals in the summer.

While Romelu Lukaku is eager to leave Old Trafford for good this summer, moving the Belgium international is proving to be quite a task.

The former Everton striker’s goals to games ratio has been decent over the last two years. However, his inability to become a more all-around striker is the reason why Solskjaer wants to offload him. Moreover, Marcus Rashford is ahead of the curve when it comes to a starting role.

And Romelu Lukaku wants to play at a club where he gets more game time. Inter Milan are eager to sign the Belgian but so far, the two clubs have not been able to reach common ground with regards to the transfer fee.

This has resulted in the club’s inability to finalize a couple of important deals. While the likes of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have already signed, the club needs to sign at least one defender and one midfielder.

According to The Evening Standard, the Red Devils are also eyeing a winger with Lille star Nicolas Pepe rumoured to be their preferred option. Lyon’s Moussa Dembele is still on the radar even though the Ligue 1 giants don’t want to lose him.

The Red Devils are really keen on adding more creativity and sharpness to their attack. But as it seems, the club needs to raise funds before they are to do that. And if Romelu Lukaku is sold to Inter Milan, Solskjaer will have enough funds to jump start another shopping spree.

The chance to sign Pepe is too good to pass up with the Ivorian international’s club confirming that they have received two offers.

“We had two offers before the Africa Cup of Nations,” Lille president, Gerard Lopez said.

“We’ll see after that, my position was to see if we could not do something before it, we had two proposals before it, I had two clubs.”

However, these reinforcements will only happen if the club is able to get Romelu Lukaku off their books.