At some point, perhaps in the next couple of years, Manchester City will need a new striker when Sergio Agüero, now 31 years of age, decides to leave the north of England.

Where he goes remains a mystery, but his departure will leave a hole that needs to be filled, which is why Pep Guardiola’s side are looking at Lautaro Martínez.

The forward is Agüero’s compatriot, and offers much of the same of what the former Atlético Madrid man provides on the pitch, but he’s currently contracted to Inter, who have no intention of letting him leave for cheap.

Gazzetta dello Sport report a bit of information we already know, which is that both Barcelona and Manchester City are keen on the 23-year-old, adding the Serie A club have ‘received calls’ from both clubs, making it clear they were ‘real enquiries’, not just ‘chats’.

Currently, there is a release clause in his contract worth €111m for the first 15 days of July, but they’ll try and avoid to sell him if they can avoid it.

Should Manchester City or Barcelona trigger that and make it difficult for them to keep hold of Martínez, then Inter would turn to their attention to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to replace him.