Manchester United have reportedly slapped an €85m (£76.4m) price tag on striker Romelu Lukaku following talks with Inter.
According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia, Inter officials met their United counterparts in England on Thursday.
It was there that the Nerazzurri formalised their interest in Lukaku, while a fee and the structure of his transfer were also discussed.
However, the broadcasters warn the Red Devils opened negotiations at €85m, tying in with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments that his club did not need to sell.
Nonetheless, the Beneamata would have taken note and an update is expected in a few days, even if the English giants do not look like budging.
Inter are also stalling on a deal for Roma’s Edin Dzeko and have yet to find a buyer for Mauro Icardi, who is persona non grata.