Inter Milan boss Conte hoping a deal for Lukaku could happen.

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte still has faith that a deal for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will be struck.

Lukaku has been a key target for Conte who is looking to mount a title charge with the Nerazzurri this new season but they haven’t been able to match United's asking price for the big Belgian.

Nevertheless, Conte seems hopeful that Lukaku will become an Inter player before the transfer window closes as United are no longer interested in Juventus’ proposed deal that would have seen Dybala move to Old Trafford.

"We're continuing to work in the best possible way," he said after Inter beat Tottenham 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 International Champions Cup draw as Omnisport reported. "I understand there are some gaps to fill but, at the moment, I'm very hopeful.

"At the same time, I'm working with a big group of players who I'm very satisfied with.

"I honestly don't know how it will end. I'm reading about the swap in the newspapers.

"Lukaku is a good player, a striker I tried to buy when I was the coach at Chelsea. We're talking about two big clubs in Juventus and Inter, but I honestly don't know how it will end."

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