Manchester United have agreed an 80million euro (£73.7m) fee with Inter Milan for Romelu Lukaku, PA understands.
It is understood Inter, managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, have increased their bid after having a 60 million euros (£54m) offer rejected last month.
On Wednesday evening Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello posted a picture on Instagram of himself and the striker apparently headed to Italy, accompanied by the words: “Ready to take off …. direction Milano.”
After a swap deal with Juventus fell through due to Paulo Dybala’s reluctance to go the other way, Lukaku started this week training with former club Anderlecht.
Social media footage appeared to show the player being welcomed to Milan by supporters in the early hours of Thursday morning.
It is reported he has been fined by United after missing training with them on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Belgium international is poised to leave the club just two years on from joining in a big-money switch from Everton.
Lukaku was with United on their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia but did not feature in any of their four matches during the trip due to knocks. He also then missed the subsequent friendlies against Kristiansund and AC Milan.
Ahead of the 5pm close of the English transfer window, Tottenham were prominent amid the talk about other potential deals.
Spurs were being linked with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso and forward Dybala.
It appeared David Luiz could move from Chelsea to Arsenal, with it understood the defender had trained separately from the Blues’ first team on Wednesday and that the Gunners were pushing to sign him.
Arsenal were also reported to have agreed a fee with Celtic for Scotland full-back Kieran Tierney.
Meanwhile, Everton, who completed the loan signing of Djibril Sidibe from Monaco on Wednesday, were said to be interested in Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and continued to be linked with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.
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