Romelu Lukaku ‘ruled out Chelsea return’ as Inter Milan ‘eye loan extension’

ITALIA-LIGA (AP)
ITALIA-LIGA (AP)

What the papers say

Romelu Lukaku has reportedly ruled out a return to Chelsea when his loan at Inter Milan expires in the summer. Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the 29-year-old striker has no desire to return to London any time soon, with club bosses at the Serie A side said to want to renew his loan deal for the 2023-24 season.

The same paper says Manchester United and Manchester City are tracking Inter’s 23-year-old defender Alessandro Bastoni. Tottenham are also reported to be interested in the Italian, who could be available for around £50million.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)

Elsewhere, the Sun reports Manchester United plan on triggering a 12-month extension in forward Marcus Rashford’s contract, regardless of whether or not the two parties can come to terms on a longer deal.

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Glen Kamara in action for Rangers (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)
Glen Kamara in action for Rangers (Andrew Milligan/PA) (PA Wire)

Glen Kamara: Rangers are willing to sell the 26-year-old midfielder in January, according to Football Insider.

Robin Gosens: Leicester have been linked with a move for Inter’s 28-year-old Germany wingback in the Italian media.