Bengaluru, July 17: Serie A giants Inter Milan are set to make a new offer of £60million plus add-ons for wantaway Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.
The Italians are reportedly proposing a structured deal over two or three years in an attempt to meet United's valuation of £75-80million.
As per reports in England, the Red Devils made it clear to Inter's sporting director Piero Ausilio they want to recoup the £79m they paid for the Belgian in 2017. But with Inter's current financial predicament, the Italians need to stretch the deal over a longer period.
The new offer is believed to be an improvement on the two-year loan deal initially proposed by the Italian club. However, reports suggest Inter are aware of United's desire to secure a replacement for Lukaku before the transfer window shuts so have come back with this improved approach in a bid to get the move over the line.
Any deal for Lukaku is also reliant on Mauro Icardi departing the San Siro but the Argentine recently threatened to scupper the Belgian's transfer by refusing to leave.
Icardi is strongly linked with a move to Juventus but the Serie A champions are also stretched a bit a financially.
Lukaku is currently in Australia with United on their pre-seaon tour but missed their 2-0 victory against Perth Glory. And after the match he told reporters they would know something about his future in a couple of days.
Inter and Manchester United play each other in the International Champions Cup at 12:30pm on Saturday in the Singapore National Stadium.