Sergio Agüero’s farewell after this season will see Manchester City look for a new striker in the transfer market.
According to Calciomercato, the Citizens will ‘tempt’ Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku to join them in the summer.
The 27-year-old had spells in England with Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United in the past.
Lukaku ‘escaped’ the Premier League after growing ‘tired of the criticism’ directed towards him when he was in England.
He’s now enjoying his time at Inter and he’s managed 27 goals and eight assists in 40 matches in all competitions this season.
Although the Belgium international and Agüero have different profiles, the outlet explains the two share an impressive goalscoring record and have the ability to ‘communicate well with the team’ on the pitch.
These qualities have ‘convinced’ Pep Guardiola to make an attempt for Lukaku and the ex-Barcelona manager has included the Inter star in his ‘shopping list’ for the upcoming window.
Despite City’s efforts to ‘tempt’ Lukaku, the response from Antonio Conte’s side was ‘determined, firm and without hesitation’. “No, thanks” is the message sent to City from the San Siro side as Inter and the frontman plan to continue their association.
The Italian club have made it clear to City they have no intention to sell Lukaku, and the former United man isn’t willing to leave Milan.