Manchester City eye Lukaku as a replacement for Sergio Aguero. As reported by The Athletic. City are looking for a striker as Aguero is 32 and having injury problems. City have scored the least goals of clubs in the top five (29). Also, the Argentine’s contract ends this summer. While Gabriel Jesus is 23 and still developing.
There is still a chance that City’s leading scorer of all-time could stay put, despite his injury issues this season. Moreover, his presence could be used to lure Messi in, as they both are very good friends. But City are still on the lookout for a big-name striker who could come in to lead their line. While reports have linked them with Tottenham’s Harry Kane, it is also suggested that a move for ex-Manchester United player Lukaku could be part of a £200 million spending spree led by Pep Guardiola during the summer. However, Inter have no intentions to sell their main man that easily.
Manchester City eye Lukaku, but the Belgian might not want to join them
City could face a potential problem in tempting Lukaku to the Etihad Stadium. The former Chelsea striker played for the Citizens’ city rivals Manchester United and might not want to play for them. When Ole took in-charge of Manchester United, he decided to let go of Lukaku. The Belgian also opted for this move. Moreover, this move proved out to be very successful for Lukaku. He was Inter’s highest goal scorer last season. Furthermore, he is vital for Conte’s system, as the whole team revolves around him. The Nerazzurri struggle a lot in absence of him. Lautaro and Barella have benefited a lot from his hold-up play.
Hence, it is unlikely that Inter will let go of their talisman. The Belgian would also want to continue to flourish in Milan.