Lukaku will remain at Inter Milan as long as Conte is manager

Romelu Lukaku will remain at Inter Milan as long as Antonio Conte is in charge with Belgian striker set for talks over contract extension this year after interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man City and Chelsea

  • Romelu Lukaku has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs
  • Lukaku has scored 25 goals across all competitions for Inter Milan this season
  • His contract expires in 2024 and talks over an extension will begin this year
  • Lukaku won’t leave the Serie A leaders while Antonio Conte is manager there 

Romelu Lukaku will remain an Inter Milan player as long as Antonio Conte is their manager.

The Belgian striker, who has 25 goals in all competitions this season, has been linked with a summer move to a number of European heavyweights.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and his former club Chelsea have all been mooted as potential destinations for the 27-year-old.

Romelu Lukaku (right) won’t leave Inter Milan as long as Antonio Conte (left) is their manager

The Belgian striker has enjoyed a sensational season, scoring 25 times in all competitions

Lukaku is contracted to Inter until 2024 and the club are preparing to enter talks over a contract extension and a likely salary increase later in the year.

His strong relationship with manager Conte is a key reason why he wishes to remain at the San Siro club.

If Conte were to depart Inter at the end of this season, Lukaku would consider his options elsewhere.

But so far, the Serie A leaders have rejected all interest in their star attacking asset and will continue to do so unless Lukaku explicitly asks to depart.

Lukaku celebrates with Conte after scoring for Inter in their derby win over Milan last month

The striker scored his 59th goal for Belgium as they drew 1-1 in the Czech Republic on Saturday

His goals have been a crucial factor in Inter establishing their current six-point advantage over AC Milan at the Serie A summit.

He has contributed 19 league goals and seven assists as well as four Champions League goals and two in the Coppa Italia this season.

Lukaku scored Belgium’s equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifying, his 59th goal in 91 international appearances.

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