Man Utd to fine Lukaku for missing training without permission

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Manchester United will fine Romelu Lukaku for missing training without permission as he makes one last push for a move away from Old Trafford before the end of the summer transfer window.

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Juventus and Inter Milan have spent much of the summer pursuing Lukaku, but neither has been in successful in having a bid accept by Man United. The closest either side came was Inter’s bid of $67 million in July.

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Now, Lukaku appears to have taken a more extreme approach in a final attempt to force United’s hand in the matter. Lukaku has trained with one of his former clubs, Belgian side Anderlecht, the past two days. Lukaku did not feature in any of United’s preseason friendlies due to injury.

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The transfer window will remain open in Italy until Sept. 2 which leaves more than enough time for either one of Juve or Inter to complete a deal, but due to the fact that England’s window closes at 12 pm ET on Thursday, United would find it far less likely to let him leave now enough necessary time to sign a replacement.