Inter’s hopes of signing Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United are not only dependent on agreeing a fee with the Red Devils.
That is because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added another condition to the Belgian’s eventual departure, which could prove just as problematic for the Nerazzurri.
Lukaku remains hopeful of joining up with Antonio Conte in Milan, but for that to happen United will need to find a player that can substitute him in their attacking department.
Asked if the club already had a replacement in mind for Lukaku, Solskjaer replied: “If we sell players we will have to replace them.”
Inter face United in Singapore on Sunday and it appears unlikely the 26-year-old will have swapped allegiances before then.
Piero Ausilio met club officials in London for formal talks last week, but that did not bring the clubs any closer to agreeing a deal.
Lukaku was left out of United’s squad for their friendly against Leeds earlier today, but Conte will have to wait to find out how significant that decision from Solskjaer really was.