Pogba and Lukaku stay for now

Pogba and Lukaku stay for now

Manchester United named Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba amongst the players, who are going on the pre-season tour with the club.

The club went to their camp in Australia on Sunday, where it will conduct the first trainings with the squad and then meet with the local Perth Glory in a friendly match. Ahead of their flight, the Red Devils announced the roster, in which there was place for Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

Romelu Lukaku was of interest for Inter Milan and Antonio Konte in particular. The club tried to conduct negotiations, but they did not manage to reach consensus with Manchester United. At the same time, Maurizio Sarri has been claiming Romelu Lukaku recently, who has headed Juventus Turin. The club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici announced the interest in footballer on the Old Lady’s side separately.

Not so long ago, Juventus claimed Inter forward Mauro Icardi, who turned to be unwanted for Antonio Conte. However, it seems that the club did not hope for conjuncture and decided to join the race after the Belgian. None of the teams has results right now, as Lukaku continues to play for Manchester United and together with Solskjaer went to Australia.

The situation with Paul Pogba is practically identical. Last winter the Frenchman told of his desire to return to Juventus and the Turinians do not mind that, but Sarri would have the excess of midfielders and leaders in the team. We told about this in more detail in our previous material. Therefore, we can say about on more contender for the Frenchman, Real Madrid. Los Blancos made efforts to lure Pogba to Santiago Bernabeu twice, but weren’t successful. Real do not want to spoil the formed relationship with Manchester United, so they do not force the events.

At the same time, Manchester United started looking for a replacement on Pogba’s position. One of the contenders is Roman Lazio halfback Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Eagles are demainding 120 million euros for the Serbian, while the Red Devils consider this sum overpriced. Considering the current situation at Manchester United, the club will try to keep at least one of the two footballers. Pogba’s position is more necessary to the club, than Lukaku, the forward, who was well substituted by Marcus Rashford. Moreover, the Englishman extended his contract with Manchester United and will work it out, having received salary, as the French halfback’s.