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Sunday 25 August 2019

Lukaku trains with Anderlecht again

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku trained with Anderlecht for the second successive day as the wantaway striker looks for a Manchester United exit.

Two years after arriving at Old Trafford in a big-money switch from Everton, the 26-year-old is hoping to move on to pastures new.

Inter Milan are keen to sign Lukaku and are understood to have seen a E60 million euros (£54million) offer rebuffed last month, while a swap deal with Juventus had been on the cards until Paulo Dybala's prohibitive wage demands put paid to that.

While Herald Sport understands a move to Serie A remains on the cards, eyebrows were raised on Monday when the striker was pictured training with boyhood club Anderlecht.

United's players had a day off on Monday and it was reported that Lukaku was expected back yesterday with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.

However, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws published a photo of the striker training with Anderlecht once again yesterday - a matter United declined to comment on when contacted by the media.

Lukaku joined the Old Trafford giants on their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia but failed to feature in any of their four matches due to knocks.

The 26-year-old was also absent in the friendlies against Kristiansund and AC Milan upon returning to Europe.

Lukaku got under manager Solskjaer's skin last week when posting on Twitter a video showing internal data of United players' maximum speed in training.

The message was swiftly deleted.

Asked about that following the AC Milan friendly, Solskjaer said: "I've spoken to Rom, yeah, to put it that way. And that's case closed."

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