Romelu Lukaku will miss Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against Kristiansund Today amid renewed speculation of a potential move to Inter Milan.
United are reported to have rejected a £54 million ($66 million, 59 million euros) bid for Belgium striker Lukaku from Serie A club Inter.
Lukaku was sidelined by injury for all four of United’s pre-season games during their tour of Australia, Singapore, and China.
After suffering an ankle injury, Lukaku trained on his own on the eve of the final match of United’s tour — last week’s 2-1 win against Tottenham in Shanghai.
On Sunday, a picture appeared on the 26-year-old’s social media accounts of him and his agent Federico Pastorello, accompanied by the message “soon to be continued.”
Lukaku is said to be keen to join Inter after a difficult spell at United since his £75 million move from Everton in 2017.
With Inter believed to have been given a imminent deadline by United to conclude the deal, the former Everton striker was absent from his club’s 26-man travelling party to Norway.
United announced the squad on their official website on Monday ahead of the match at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium.