7: 52 PM BST
Rob DawsonManchester United correspondent
Romelu Lukaku was absent from Manchester United’s opening training session in Perth on Thursday as speculation continues about his future.
The Belgium international, along with Anthony Martial, missed the session at the WACA cricket ground that was watched by 12,000 fans. Lukaku is wanted by Inter Milan and a meeting is scheduled between the Serie A side and United in London this week.
The striker is keen to leave Old Trafford this summer over fears he has slipped behind Marcus Rashford in the pecking order. He trained in the gym on Thursday evening along with Martial ahead of the opening tour game against Perth Glory on Saturday.
Lukaku was a target for Antonio Conte at Chelsea before eventually moving to United in 2017 and the ex-Everton man recently labelled the Italian the “best manager in the world.”
When he first joined United, Lukaku was the first-choice forward but lost his place to Rashford once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.
However, Solskjaer said United do not have to sell anybody.