Lukaku could miss Real Madrid clash as Inter striker suffers thigh injury

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Romelu Lukaku could miss Inter's Champions League clash with Real Madrid after suffering a thigh injury.

The Nerazzurri striker went for an MRI scan after feeling discomfort during the goalless draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Inter confirmed the Belgium international has strained a muscle in his left thigh and that "his condition will be monitored daily".

Lukaku is expected to sit out the Serie A match against Parma on Saturday and is reportedly likely to miss next Wednesday's visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The news is a blow to head coach Antonio Conte, whose side have drawn each of their opening Group B matches with Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar.

Lukaku has scored nine goals in 11 appearances in all competitions this season.