Romelu Lukaku targeted for surprise Premier League return


Romelu Lukaku targeted for surprise Premier League return
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According to reports, Inter's prolific forward Romelu Lukaku has emerged as a top target for Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola being keen to add to his attacking options.


Manchester City reportedly want a new striker, with Sergio Aguero's contract expiring at the end of the season, and there are doubts whether he will sign a contract extension or not, as there is growing interest from Paris Saint-Germain and their new manager, Mauricio Pochettino.


Reports from The Daily Telegraph states that City are searching for a replacement to Aguero, and Lukaku has become the priority over other options.


The 27-year-old has starred for Inter ever since moving to the Serie A from Manchester United, and it easy to see why Guardiola is keen on a move for the Belgian, yet it remains to be seen whether Lukaku will actually want to move to his former club's rivals.


Inter will also want a very hefty fee for Lukaku, with him being one of their most important players in the whole squad, and especially since they paid £71.1 million when they signed him from United, and he also has three-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract.


Lukaku has had a magnificent season so far, scoring 17 goals and providing three assists in 23 games in all competitions, with his 12 Serie A goals being only second to Cristiano Ronaldo's 15 league goals this season.


Lukaku was excellent last season as well, where he scored 34 goals and provided 6 assists in 51 games in all competitions.