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Manchester United Striker Reluctant To Commit With Longterm Stay At Old Trafford

Romelu Lukaku Marcus Rashford Manchester United

Manchester United may be quite a different team next season, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may bring in a lot of new faces in this upcoming transfer window to take the team back to the top of the English Premier League.

Naturally, that means several guys may be on the way out of Old Trafford as well, and one of them may be Romelu Lukaku, who refused to talk about a potential long-term future with the Red Devils.

The Belgian is still under contract with Manchester United but was reluctant to show any kind of guarantee that he'll stay put with the team beyond this season, also claiming that he has the dream of playing in the Italian Serie A "sooner or later" amid the rumors of Juventus and Internazionale's interest in his services:

“Me? I don’t know. I am not here to entertain rumors. I am still under contract," Lukaku claimed following Manchester United's 1-1 tie against Chelsea.

The striker's deal with the Red Devils is set to expire in 2021, but his form has taken a major dip this year as he's lost some ground to Marcus Rashford, netting just 15 goals after scoring 27 his first season at Old Trafford.

Moreover, David De Gea could also be out the door in the summer, as the Spaniard has looked shaky and inconsistent since the start of the season and has drawn a lot of criticism for his childish mistakes. However, Solskjaer had his back when asked about his latest performances:

“He has been the best player at the club since when? Seven or eight years consistently. I don’t think we should discredit him and suddenly say he is a bad goalkeeper. He has saved us so many times. It happens to strikers, it happens to midfielders and now it is happening to him. He has to learn from it. We are here to support him and he is strong. He had a bad time at the start of his United career as I remember and he was just a kid then but came through it. He did what he had to do then, turned it around, won trophies and became the best player at the club and he is a leader in the dressing room. Now it is up to us as a team to help him and trust his abilities,” Solskjaer told the media.

De Gea was in Real Madrid's radar earlier on his career, but with Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois on board, a move to Santiago Bernabeu seems quite unlikely right now.