Man Utd Transfer News: Romelu Lukaku Is Officially An Inter Milan Player

One of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer is over - for a fee of £73 million.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates with his shirt off after the game.
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After weeks of discussions, Romelu Lukaku is officially an Inter Milan player.

The player and his agent had flown out to Italy last night, and the final touches were being put to the transfer earlier today. Now, Inter have confirmed that the deal is done.

According to Sky Italia, Manchester United and Inter settled on a transfer fee of £73 million for the Belgium international. Those same reports claim that the powerhouse forward has signed a five-year deal worth £150,000 per week.

This brings an end to one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer.

Originally, Antonio Conte’s Inter struggled to meet United’s valuation of the former Everton striker. So much so, Serie A rivals Juventus swooped in and were favourites to sign Lukaku.

That move to Juve fell apart, of course, when the Red Devils were unsure that Paulo Dybala – who was being offered in exchange for Lukaku – was fully committed to moving to Manchester.

After that deal collapsed, Inter Milan returned with a new and improved offer that finally saw this deal get over the line.

For United, however, their fans are up in arms at the fact that the Old Trafford club have still yet to replace Lukaku as the transfer deadline of 5pm today looms large.

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