Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan hand Chelsea, Manchester city massive price tag

Chelsea and Manchester City reported move for Romelu Lukaku has suffered setback as Inter Milan ‘have slapped a price tag of £102million’ on theprolific striker.

The Belgian striker, who has scored 25 times for the Serie A leaders in a prolific season, has been reportedly considered by the Premier League clubs as an alternative for the £154m-valued Erling Haaland.

But Inter are desperate to keep hold of Lukaku, signed from Manchester United for around £75m in 2019.

And, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via the Mail, they have valued the 27-year-old at over £100m to deter potential suitors.

Corriere say that few clubs would be able to afford that price tag for a player contracted to the San Siro club until 2024.

Lukaku was linked with a return to his former club Chelsea last week if the Blues are unable to sign Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

It comes as Thomas Tuchel looks for more firepower with last year’s £53m signing Timo Werner struggling to make an impact in the Premier League.

(Watch Video) Cristiano Ronaldo’s captain armband generates £54,000 for charity

The captain’s armband thrown to the floor by Cristiano Ronaldo in last week’s World Cup qualifier has raised £54,000 for charity.

The item was collected from the Red Star Stadium pitch in Belgrade and soon found its way online.

Posted on auction website Limundo, it received huge attention with the proceeds going to charity. The money raised from selling the armband will be sent to Gavril Djurdjevic.

The six-month-old baby lives in the city of Kragujevac and suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. Humanitarian organisation Together for Life is hoping to raise just over £2million to pay for his treatment.

After 408 bids, the auction has ended with £54,000 raised from the buyer.

The armband was picked up from the pitch by a Serbian firefighter, who posed with the piece before the auction closed.

Guardiola expresses fear Man City may lose out as chase for Chelsea target Erling Haaland hots up

Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City will be priced out of a big money replacement for Sergio Aguero this summer.

The Manchester City boss is keen to sign Erling Haaland in the summer to strenghten the club’s attack expecially with the exit of Aguero.

Haaland is reportedly interested in joining Real Madrid despite the resolve of other Premier League clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City to sign him.

The City boss said: “There are a lot, a lot, a lot of big, big chances that maybe we are not going to sign a striker for next season with the situation world economics as they are.

“We have enough players in the first team and interesting players in the academy.

“With these prices, it’s impossible – we cannot afford it. It’s not going to happen.

“All the clubs struggle financially and we are not an exception.”

Haaland’s father, agent fly to England today for talks with Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool as Man United are omitted

Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is set to fly to England TODAY for transfer talks with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool but NOT Manchester United.

The super agent was spotted flying into Barcelona and Madrid alongside the player’s father Alfe-Inge Haaland on Thursday to hold talks with the El Clasico sides.

And it was reported that a further three interested teams were due to begin negotiations around a potential deal for Borussia Dortmund’s prized asset.

The Mail reports Raiola and Haaland senior will arrive in England to hold talks with multiple Premier League giants.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to welcome the pair but The Sun understands United will not meet with Haaland’s agent, who also represents Paul Pogba.

However, the Red Devils are waiting in the wings and keeping tabs on his situation. The Norwegian has a £65million release clause in his Dortmund contract but it cannot be activated until the end of next season.