Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has moved to quash any suggestions that striker Romelu Lukaku could leave this summer by insisting that he is not available for transfer.
The Belgium international was the Nerazzurri’s top scorer last season as his 24 Serie A goals propelled the club to a first Scudetto since 2010, with his form attracting attention from across Europe.
However, in an interview with Italian television channel SportMediaset, ahead of Inter’s preseason friendly against Pergolettese at the Appiano Gentile training ground today, Marotta made the club’s intentions clear in regard to Lukaku’s future.
“From our side, we can yes absolutely, Lukaku is not for sale,” Marotta announced.
“Lukaku is an important piece on the chessboard available to Simone Inzaghi,” the CEO added.
The 28-year-old striker returned to preseason training today after his involvement in Euro 2020 with Belgium and will begin working on preparation ahead of the new season.
Lukaku joined Inter from Premier League club Manchester United in 2019 and has scored 64 goals in 95 appearances for the Nerazzurri in all competitions.