Speaking after a meeting with Inter chiefs in Milan on Wednesday night, Pastorello admitted the two clubs are in talks over the potential transfer of the 26-year-old Belgium international.
The Serie A club has identified Lukaku as their main target for the summer transfer window and is keen to bid for a two-year loan deal worth £10m with an obligation to buy for a total of £60m next year.
It was just a chat,” Pastorello told Sky in Italy. “I spoke with the director [Giuseppe Marotta] to understand the club’s intentions with the player. They will take the decisions, we can’t put a time frame on it.
What is clear is that if Inter wants the player, they will need to get a move on.
Inter is seriously trying to sign him, they are all out for him. Goals are not always there to be reached, but it’s a declared target. At the moment, it remains a complicated dream.
Romelu Lukaku is the number one target for new Inter manager Antonio Conte this summer, although the club must sell before they can buy the former Everton forward.
Conte tried to buy Lukaku in 2017 when he was in charge of Chelsea but the 26-year-old opted to join United, where he has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances.
On Monday, the Belgian international reported back for pre-season training duty at Manchester United, three days earlier than originally planned.
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