Anderlecht are willing to ‘dig deep’ to get Lukas Nmecha permanently from Manchester City this summer.

That’s according to Het Laatste Nieuws, who say those in charge of the Belgian club have ‘not resigned themselves’ to losing out on the striker yet.

Nmecha has been in impressive form while on loan with Anderlecht this season, bagging 14 goals and three assists in 31 league games so far.

They are keen to keep him long-term and have made it clear on more than one occasion that they will do everything in their power to make that happen.

It appears to be a tough deal to get done, though, with Nmecha having earned himself plenty of attention in Europe after his performances this season and Manchester City looking likely to demand an asking price that would be out of Anderlecht’s means.

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Indeed, recent reports that Manchester City won’t sanction another loan appeared to have put Anderlecht out of the running entirely.

HLN say otherwise, though, stating that those in charge of the club have ‘not resigned themselves yet’ to letting Nmecha go.

In fact, they are ‘planning to do everything they can’ to secure his signature and are even said to have a ‘considerable amount of money’ at their disposal to make it happen.

The fact they are willing to ‘dig deep into their pockets’ despite struggling financially is for two reasons: they already know the player and his quality, and there is a ‘very real chance’ that they can make a ‘big profit’ on Nmecha, who is only 22-years-old, in the future.

Thus, they are going to push to try and get the deal done, but HLN provide a dose of reality and say that ‘there is still a very chance’ that Anderlecht will miss out if more financially strong clubs come calling.

Either way, Nmecha has interest in his signature, and if Manchester City make it clear they plan to sell, he’s likely to be very busy come the summer.