Manchester United have rejected a bid of £53.9m from Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, as per reports.
The Serie A side, who made the bid two days ago, offered the money upfront with no add-ons included in the deal.
But it has been dismissed by United, who want in excess of the £79m they paid to sign Belgium international striker Lukaku from Everton two years ago if they are to allow the 26-year-old to leave Old Trafford.
New Inter manager Antonio Conte confirmed his desire to sign Lukaku on Friday, saying: “You know very well that I like this player, also in the past when I was Chelsea’s coach and I tried to bring him.
“But I repeat: today Lukaku is a player of United. I have great respect for United.
“I consider him an important player for us to have a good improvement. We know which is our situation; we will see what happens.”