Compiled By Markson Omagor
Romelu Lukaku is a genuine target for Manchester City this summer as they look to revamp their forward line.
Pep Guardiola’s men took to the pitch at Anfield on Sunday without a recognised striker, with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero both missing.
Aguero looks set to leave this summer after 10 years at the Etihad Stadium, and City are looking to a high-profile target to replace their talisman.
And according to the Athletic, Lukaku is high up in those discussions, with the Inter striker widely admired at the club.
The Belgium international has been in inspired form for the Serie A side this season, scoring 20 times across all competitions for Antonio Conte’s men.
He has been cited as the driving factor behind their title push this season, too, with his goals keeping them within touching distance of rivals Milan at the summit of Italy’s top flight.
Lukaku joined Inter from City’s rivals Manchester United, however, it is reported that there are no concerns over the player’s ties to his former club.
Indeed, City took on Carlos Tevez in 2009 directly from United, with the Argentine spending four years at the club.
Aguero, meanwhile, looks unlikely to sign a new deal at City, with his contract up for renewal in the summer.
He has struggled with injury and illness this season, making just eight league appearances and failing to find the net.
City have also been linked with a £100m move for Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
The Norway international also has admirers in the form of Manchester United and Chelsea, but reports suggest City could offer him a bumper £400,000-a-week deal to fend off others.