Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has arrived in the UK to meet with Manchester United officials and start talks over a move for Romelu Lukaku.
Talks, which Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday would take place later this week, are now expected to get underway on Thursday.
The pressure is on the Nerazzurri to raise the funds needed for the transfer because Serie A rivals Juventus are now showing an interest in the striker.
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It is understood that United want a cash-only £75m fee from Inter if they are to sell the Belgium international.
Lukaku is staying professional and even reported for United's pre-season training early.
He is under contract until 2022 but it is understood that he wants to move and United would sell at the right price.
Lukaku, who is currently out in Australia with his United team-mates, wants a deal concluded as quickly as possible.
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