Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes that Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku could have a huge impact at Italian giants Inter Milan if he completes the switch.
Antonio Conte has not hidden his admiration for the prolific Belgian forward as he remains the number one target in the ongoing summer transfer window.
Reports from the Italian press as cited by Insidefutbol confirmed that discussions are ongoing for a move.
However, the Nerazzurri have yet to reach an agreement for Lukaku and with Juventus now having arrived on the scene as another potential destination for the striker, the pressure is on at the San Siro.
The Red Devils are keen on recouping the money they paid to the Toffees for Lukaku.
And with speculations rife about his future, Zola believes Lukaku will make a significant impact in the Italian top flight.
The former Chelsea assistant boss noted the Belgium all-time top scorer is the ideal fit for Antonio Conte’s style having played in the Premier League for a long time.
“In addition to the purchases already made, I read that Lukaku could also arrive”, Zola told Italian outlet FcInterNews.it.
“He would certainly be a signing who could have a great impact.
“He has the right characteristics for the style deployed by Conte and he is a striker who, coming from a league like the English one, could find so many advantages in Italy.
“At the physical and athletic level, the Premier League is preparing you really well right now and I am sure he could make a big impact in Serie A.”
Lukaku, who has a contract with Manchester United until 2022, netted 15 goals in all competitions last season.