Man Utd reject bid for Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United have dismissed a £54m bid for Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan but Paddy Power believe he will still end up at the San Siro.

The firm offer just 1-6 that the Belgian striker will sign for the Serie A outfit before the Premier League transfer window closes on August 9.

Lukaku did not feature due to injury when the teams met in a pre-season friendly in Singapore - United won 1-0 with a goal from Mason Greenwood.

It is understood that Inter could reassess their offer once Argentina striker Mauro Icardi's future has been resolved.

Icardi is 8-11 with Paddy Power to sign for Italian champions Juventus and did not travel to the Far East with the rest of Antonio Conte's squad.

Premier League champions Manchester City were unable to claim the first piece of silverware of the summer as they fell to a penalty shootout defeat to Wolves in the final of the Asia Trophy.

Raheem Sterling missed a spot-kick in the first half of their goalless final in China before goalkeeper Rui Patricio proved the hero for Nuno's charges.

City are 4-6 with bet365 to retain their Premier League crown with Liverpool 5-2 with Betfair and Paddy Power to end their 30-year wait for domestic title glory.

Champions League finalists Tottenham are a general 16-1 for the title, and 5-2 to beat Juventus in their pre-season game on Sunday.

Match in Focus


Man Utd v Liverpool

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  • Three of Liverpool’s four Premier League away victories have been by one-goal margins
Expert verdict
Liverpool have won their first eight Premier League games to take full control of the title race and the Reds are likely to extend their run when they take on toiling Manchester United at Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t won at the home of their old rivals since the 2013-14 campaign but this current United team is in a rut. A 4-0 win against Chelsea on the opening day proved to be a false dawn for the Red Devils, who have since won just one of their seven league outings. Liverpool have not been taking teams apart away from Anfield, winning by one goal at Southampton, Chelsea and Sheffield United.



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