Report: Paris Saint-Germain ready to battle Manchester City for Romelu Lukaku
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Report: Paris Saint-Germain ready to battle Manchester City for Romelu Lukaku

Manchester City are reportedly facing competition for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

Calciomercato report that French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also keen to snap up the 27-year-old, who is said to be on Pep Guardiola’s summer radar.

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Sergio Aguero is out of contract at the end of the season.

The club’s all-time top scorer could well pen an extension, but it would likely only be for another year given he turns 33 in the summer.

City are now in a position where they need a long-term replacement for the Argentine star, and Lukaku is said to be an option (The Athletic).

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But PSG are supposedly lurking too and see Lukaku as a means of creating a world-class frontline with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Lukaku certainly falls into that bracket these days, having scored 54 goals in 78 games for Inter Milan.

PSG’s ultimate goal is to win the Champions League, and Lukaku is the calibre of player who can help them realise their main ambition.

City surely stand better chance

Lukaku may feel as though he has unfinished business in the Premier League after taking a lot of stick at Manchester United.

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He left with a good goalscoring record, but many criticised other aspects of his game and believed he actually could have scored more.

Perhaps the Belgian would be enticed by the idea of moving back to the Premier League, and joining a team that creates an abundance of chances.

The English top-flight has to be more of a challenge for Lukaku than Ligue 1 and he does come across as someone who wants to prove himself as one of the best.

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