​Manchester United are reportedly preparing to sell out of form striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, with the intention to bring in either Juventus' Paulo Dybala or Inter's Mauro Icardi as a replacement.


The 25-year-old joined the Red Devils from Everton last season in a £75m deal, and enjoyed his most prolific campaign to date - scoring 27 goals in all competitions during the 2017/18 campaign. However, as the side endured a torrid start to the current season, Lukaku's form dropped dramatically, and he's netted just nine times in 32 appearances so far.

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According to the Mirror​United are keen to bolster their attacking options at the end of the season, and will look to move ​Lukaku on in order to sign a more prolific forward. The report suggests that the Red Devils have already began talks to sign ​Dybala and ​Icardi, and could be in luck as both players are believed to have fallen out with their respective managers.


It is suggested that the club will look to use Lukaku as a lure to sign the star strikers, which is likely to reduce the expected £100m asking price for either player. The report doesn't indicate which of the Argentinean duo is United's priority, but it is claimed that ​Juventus are Lukaku's preferred destination, which opens up the door for a summer swoop of Dybala.

Certainly, signing a new elite striker would be bad news for United forward ​Marcus Rashford, who has thrived since being unleashed in a central position under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær. The England youngster would either have to settle for a place on the wing, or indeed on the bench, neither of which would be a good option for his ongoing development.

​​In other news, United defender ​Chris Smalling has revealed his surprise at being dropped from the England national team, after manager Gareth Southgate claimed he couldn't play out from the back. The 29-year-old said he was disappointed to miss out on the 2018 World Cup squad, and refused to rule out a return to the Three Lions side in the future.