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Lukaku claims future could be resolved next week as Solskjaer refuses to deny striker’s exit

Romelu Lukaku has provided an update on his future after Manchester United’s victory over Perth Glory in the first game of pre-season.

As quoted by the Evening standard, Lukaku told reporters: “You guys will know something next week.”

According to the Evening Standard’s report, Lukaku wants to leave United this summer as he is not content with the fringe role currently being offered to him by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Solskjaer was coy when asked about the Belgian international’s future.

“Let’s see when the season starts – we’ve not had any bids we’re considering,” said the Norwegian as per the Standard.

“All my conversations I will keep confidential, that’s my privilege and I can promise them (the players) that I won’t tell them our discussions.

“There’s been so much speculation, but he should be fit for Wednesday. He trained with the team yesterday, but wasn’t useful today to risk him to be fair.”

Inter Milan have been linked with Lukaku all summer and the Guardian report that the striker wants to join the Serie A club to team up with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Conte is said to have identified Lukaku as his priority target this summer after failing to sign him during his time at Chelsea in 2017.

Lukaku’s exit would not be a huge blow for the Reds if they can recoup what they paid Everton for the Belgian. However, it would mean Solskjaer requires another attacker to replace the 26-year-old with just a month of the transfer window left.

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