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Lukaku has not featured in any of United’s three matches on tour
Lukaku has not featured in any of United’s three matches on tourIMAGINECHINA/REX

Manchester United have told Inter Milan to hurry up and produce the money that the Premier League club want for Romelu Lukaku.

Inter have been interested in signing the United forward since Antonio Conte replaced Luciano Spalletti as coach almost eight weeks ago, but the Italian side are yet to meet the £80 million asking price.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United manager, is adamant that he needs a replacement for Lukaku, 26, should the Belgium striker depart, and is mindful that time is running out for him to sign a new forward. The Premier League transfer window shuts two weeks on Thursday and unless Inter come up with the money soon, they will miss out on Lukaku because United need to start negotiations.