Soccer News: Lukaku ‘absolutely not for sale’, insists Inter CEO Marotta

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Inter star Romelu Lukaku is not for sale according to Serie A club CEO Beppe Marotta amid speculation about the Belgian forward’s future.

Lukaku has been linked to a departure from the Italian champions following the departure of coach Antonio Conte, while the Nerazzurri struggle financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 28-year-old has reportedly caught the eye of his former club Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City.

Speaking ahead of Inter’s friendly match with Pergolettese, Marotta canceled the rumors about Lukaku’s exit from San Siro.

“For our part we can absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale,” Marotta told Sportmediaset. “Lukaku is an important piece in the chessboard available to[headcoach}SimoneInzaghi”[headcoach}SimoneInzaghi”[headcoach}SimoneInzaghi”[headcoach}SimoneInzaghi”

Lukaku scored 24 goals in 36 league games in 2020-21, also providing 11 assists.

Only in 2016-17 for Everton did the Belgian score more (25) in a single season in one of the top five European leagues.

Lukaku is expected to train for the first time under Inzaghi on Monday.

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