Striker Romelu Lukaku wants to start for Inter Milan in the Champions League final against Man City next month.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper report that the Belgian feels that he has a chance to play after a week’s rest.

So far, Inzaghi has stuck to a policy of rotating the attack that he established from the start of April onwards.

Looking at the Nerazzurri’s gruelling schedule, the coach has changed up his attack wholesale between matches.

Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez have been the pair during the week. Then, on the weekend, Lukaku and Joaquin Correa are entrusted to lead the line.

This has generally meant that Lukaku and Correa have been the starting duo in Serie A. However, neither have started a Champions League knockout match yet.

Lukaku Pushing To Start For Inter Milan Vs Man City

The Belgian is looking to change that, however.

Lukaku wants to stay at Inter next season rather than going back to Chelsea. In order to do that, the 30-year-old will have to prove himself over the last five matches of the season.

Particularly if he could make an impact in the Champions League final and help Inter lift European club football’s biggest prize, the Nerazzurri could find it virtually impossible not to keep Lukaku in their plans.

Tuttosport report that the Belgian believes in his chances.

Even though Inzaghi has been stubborn in his policy of rotation over the last few weeks, the final will present the coach with a bit of a different situation.

The teams will be given a full week of rest ahead of the match. This should mean that Inzaghi won’t have to think too much about the freshness of his squad in making his lineup decision.

Inzaghi will simply start his strongest team against Manchester City. In this respect, Lukaku hopes he can push ahead of Edin Dzeko in the pecking order.