Inter striker Romelu Lukaku’s recovery from his thigh injury is coming along well, but his starting against Roma in Saturday’s Serie A clash is still a doubt.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Belgian’s presence in the starting eleven against the Giallorossi cannot be taken for granted despite positive indications regarding his fitness.

Inter and Lukaku will want to take absolutely zero chances with fitness, given that the 29-year-old will certainly not wish to exacerbate the thigh problem that has kept him out of action for the past month or so.

The matches for the Nerazzurri between October and November and then the World Cup in November and December are a period where the striker will be desperate to be fit, and so he only plans to play against Roma if he feels at 100%.

If the Belgian feels fully fit he could start against the Giallorossi, and at any rate a return is close on the horizon, but as far as this weekend’s match there are still major doubts.