ROMELU LUKAKU batted away the question of joining Manchester City when ex-Etihad ace Trevor Sinclair asked him outright in a Twitter Q&A.
Belgium striker Lukaku again insisted he was “happy” at Inter Milan, having already claimed he was staying despite interest from old club Chelsea.
And former England wideman Sinclair joined the online quizzing of the ex-Old Trafford star by querying: “Fancy the blue half of Manchester Rom?”
But Lukaku, 28, simply replied: “I am happy at inter” – along with a smiling emoji.
City have been more strongly linked with Tottenham’s England frontman Harry Kane.
But Spurs are resisting hard and would want £50m more than the £100m that Etihad chiefs are thought to have offered so far.
City boss Pep Guardiola is also a huge admirer of Borussia Dortmund goal machine Erling Haaland.
Thomas Tuchel’s Champions League winners have also been rated as Lukaku’s likeliest destination, should he exit Inter.
And it was even claimed Tuchel would be prepared to sell SIX players to fund a move.
Chelsea’s hopes were bolstered by Inter’s financial difficulties and the departure of manager Antonio Conte.
But Lukaku told VTM’s ‘Devil Time’ show, he said: “I am staying at Inter.
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“I’ve already had contact with new manager [Simone] Inzaghi.
“Maybe I shouldn’t say that yet… but it was a very positive conversation.”
Before adding: “There’s also the challenge of doing it again (winning the league). I feel good at Inter.”
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