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Man City plot shock transfer swoop for ex-Utd striker Romelu Lukaku as Pep Guardiola ‘lines up £200m overhaul’

MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly plotting a shock transfer swoop for ex-United striker Romelu Lukaku as Pep Guardiola eyes a '£200m squad overhaul'.

Sergio Aguero's contract expires at the end of this season while Gabriel Jesus has scored just once in his last ten appearances.

And according to The Telegraph, City want Lukaku as a long-term successor to record-goalscorer Aguero, who has struggled for injuries in recent months.

The Belgian star, 27, is enjoying life at Inter Milan since his £73m transfer from Old Trafford in 2019.

He has scored an impressive 51 goals in just 73 appearances under Antonio Conte, leading Inter to the Europa League final last term and in Serie A contention this time around.

And his Premier League experience could be crucial when City do look to bring in a replacement for Aguero.

Lukaku - who has played for Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and Manchester United in England's top flight - boasts a record of 113 goals in 252 games.

The report also adds Erling Haaland is on the shortlist - although Barcelona, Real Madrid and neighbours United are keen.

The Borussia Dortmund sensation, 20, burst on to the scene last season and has continued his red-hot form this term with 19 in 17 across all competitions.

Benfica's 21-year-old striker Darwin Nunez may also be considered.


City spent £130m on Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias and Ferran Torres last summer to bolster the defence and replace Leroy Sane.

But they are likely to go in for a holding midfielder as Fernandinho looks on course to depart while they also look set to dip into the transfer market for a left-back.

Romelu Lukaku shows off his striking skills in Belgium team training

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