Inter are under pressure from Manchester United after missing a bonus payment for Romelu Lukaku, according to an Italian media report today.
As per Corriere dello Sport’s print edition, the Nerazzurri failed to pay a bonus which was included in the agreement to take Lukaku from Old Trafford to San Siro in 2019.
United included a clause in their deal with Inter that ensured Inter would become debtors to the outstanding sum for Lukaku’s transfer fee, should they miss an instalment for any reason.
Inter still have around €50 million of the fee to pay, leading United to request either Lautaro Martinez or Milan Skriniar as compensation.
United have in fact already ensured Inter that they would pay the difference for each player seeing as they are both worth more than €50 million.
In any case, La Repubblica’s Franco Vanni has moved to deny Corriere dello Sport’s claims today, reporting that Inter already paid their outstanding bonus to United back in January.
Inter have UEFA deadlines to meet by the end of the month and they must meet these deadlines, the Rome-based paper recalled, or they could be denied a licence for European competition next season.
The report said there was still time for new agreements to be found and it would not be surprising if, even at the last moment, United softened their stance.
Inter have already had issues with Achraf Hakimi’s transfer fee to Real Madrid, agreeing to postpone the payment of one instalment last month.