Manchester United have reportedly turned down Inter Milan’s offer of Ivan Perisic plus cash for Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer and new Inter boss Antonio Conte has made him one of his top targets.
Italian media claimed that Inter had offered Perisic to United as a makeweight in any deal for the imposing striker.
However, according to The Sun, the Red Devils have rejected that offer and are willing to wait for terms in the region of £75million as they try to get back what they paid for Lukaku.
Croatian winger Perisic has been heavily linked with United in recent years and was a top target for former manager Jose Mourinho.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already made clear his desire to offload up to 14 first-teamers from his squad to make room for fresh talent.
Meanwhile, Conte refused to be drawn on speculation linking Lukaku with Inter last week.
“I think now it’s very difficult to talk about this. For sure, we have a plan to try to improve the team,’ he told the BBC World Service.
‘But it will be very important for the players, it will be very important to have a great will and great ambition, me, the players and the club, to try to reduce this gap.
‘I repeat in this moment there is a sporting director to talk about this and do this question about the transfer market, about the players. But I repeat, now we are very focused to do the first step and to work together.”
Marcus Rashford is also likely to be first-choice striker and there are concerns Lukaku will not fit the fluid and fast attacking approach Solskjaer wants to implement.