Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer has confirmed Romelu Lukaku will not face Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday.
The Belgium frontman is understood to be desperate to leave Old Trafford for Inter.
Lukaku is still travelling with the squad, but he is yet to play on United’s tour of Australia and the Far East and Solskjaer says he will not face Inter as he continues his recovery from injury.
“He’s not fit,” Solskjaer said. “He won’t be available.”
Despite the two clubs meeting on Saturday, ESPN report there are no meetings scheduled between the parties and Solskjaer insists the situation has not changed with United believed to be wanting around £80million to £90million for the forward.
“I don’t have any update from last time I spoke to you,” Solskjaer said.
United have not ruled out a sale and time is running out for them to replace Lukaku if he departs for Italy – a fact which prompted the United boss to admit that Mason Greenwood could start the season up front for the Red Devils.
Solskajer did though admit United are working on “one or two cases” with a move for Harry Maguire and a central midfielder believed to be top of their agenda.
“As I’ve said a few times, we’re working on one or two cases,” Solskjaer added. “But my objective here now is we’ve got to get ready for the games and training sessions.”
Asked about signing a direct replacement for Ander Herrera, Solskjaer said: “We are working on putting a squad together which can compete, we have lots of ways which can play.”
The United boss also confirmed Luke Shaw and David De Gea are ready to return to action.
“Think both will be available. Luke trained well yesterday, David we will try to get 60 or longer out of him,” said the Norwegian.