Romelu Lukaku’s proposed move to Inter Milan could be at risk because of the requirements of the Italian club to comply with FFP (Financial Fair Play).
New Inter manager Antonio Conté wants Lukaku, who has been told he can leave Manchester United this summer, to spearhead his attack next season, but a major snag has now arisen which could derail the move.
By June 30th, the date that Inter have to file their accounts, they need to plug a £40 million funding gap. If they are unable to do so, then they are unlikely to be able to put together the sort of package required to make a bid for Lukaku attractive to either United or the player himself.
They are trying to sell one or two fringe players, whilst a swap deal with Juventus for Mauro Icardi with Paolo Dybala coming the other way, would remove the club’s highest wage earners from their books, and remove a potentially disruptive element from Conté’s dressing room in one fell swoop.
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