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Inter sign Romelu Lukaku in Man Utd’s biggest player sale since Ronaldo

By Steve Jennings

Published: 16:16, 8 August 2019 | Updated: 8:53, 19 December 2022

Inter Milan have completed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.

The clubs agreed a £73.9m fee on Thursday and Lukaku has signed a five-year contract with Inter.

Inter sign Lukaku from Man Utd: Five key things to know…

  • Lukaku has been linked with a move to Italy all summer.
  • At one stage he was mooted to be part of a deal involving Juventus’ Paulo Dybala.
  • But Inter have won the race to sign Lukaku ahead of their Serie A rivals.
  • The Nerazzurri have parted ways with £73.9m to sign the Belgian.
  • Lukaku scored 42 goals in 96 appearances across all competitions for United.

United had been linked with Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic as possible replacements for Lukaku amid suggestions the striker almost moved to Juventus over Inter.

However, the Red Devils were unable to secure any attacking signings before Thursday’s English transfer deadline.

Lukaku found the net 27 times in his debut season at Old Trafford but scored significantly fewer goals last term, finishing the campaign with just 15 across all competitions.

The 26-year-old has been training with his former club Anderlecht in recent days while waiting for his transfer to Inter to go through.

It is believed new Inter boss Antonio Conte attempted to sign Lukaku at Chelsea before the Belgium international moved to United in 2017.

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“Inter were the only club I wanted, because Inter is not for everyone,” Lukaku told Inter’s official website. “I’m here to bring the Nerazzurri back to the top.”