Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku looks increasingly likely to be staying at Manchester United.

It had been expected Inter Milan would try and sign Lukaku, 26, following the appointment of long-time admirer Antonio Conte as manager.

However, there has been no bid tabled so far. Even if one were to be, United would want in excess of the £75m they paid Everton for him two years ago.

Lukaku has scored 42 goals in 96 appearances for the Red Devils.

Sources are adamant United have not put a price on the player, who still has three years left on his contract.

But it is felt in the current inflated market – United have been quoted £50m to sign untested Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff – the club would not allow the second most expensive player in their history to leave without making a profit.

Inter, having only got clear of Uefa’s additional financial fair play monitoring in May after previous breaches, are understood to be in a situation where they need to sell before they can sanction such a significant purchase.

Their current transfer record is the £44.5m they paid for striker Christian Vieri in 1999.