A lot of clubs in the Premier League have a need for a proper number 9. Erling Haaland was emerging as a target for a lot of these clubs. Manchester United and Chelsea were on his trail but now Manchester City have joined the race too.
Sergio Aguero has decided to take his departure from Manchester City, which means the club now needs a new striker. Knowing Pep’s recruitment policy he will surely look to go for a strong replacement.
However, Dortmund have set yet another high target for their star man. Borussia Dortmund have set a price tag of £180 million for Erling Haaland which amounts to $154 million. The club has made it clear that they do not want to let the player go.
But there are other scenarios if Dortmund fail to secure a top 4 place Haaland may want to leave. His release clause of $66 million will kick in next year which means there can be some middle ground for negotiations.
This is why both clubs have set their eyes on another hitman. Romelu Lukaku has been in spectacular form for Inter Milan. Manchester City and Chelsea have a proposition of bringing him back to England.
Lukaku perfect back-up for Haaland to Manchester City and Chelsea:
Romelu Lukaku has been in the Premier League and is familiar with the roughness of the league. The striker was a part of Chelsea in his younger days but then eventually found his way to Manchester United.
Lukaku in his two years with United won the UEFA Europa League, but then United made a bizarre decision to sell him. United cashed in on Lukaku as they sold him to Inter Milan and it seems likes he has found his rhythm there.
Lukaku leads the way for Inter with already 25 goals in the season as they hope to secure a league title after so long. However, Inter have faced disappointment as they dropped out of the Champions League and the Europa league both.
According to Eurosport, Manchester City and Chelsea are both eyeing a move for Lukaku. However, any approach for Lukaku will be met by a high price tag. His move to Inter was around $76 million and considering his performances the price will definitely be higher.
Also, Lukaku is happy with Inter and it will take a huge bid to convince him to return to the Premier League. Although the prospect of joining City and getting back at United could be entertaining to Lukaku.
It also depends on how the season ends for Inter Milan. Manchester City are a big club and you know if you’re going there you will be one step closer to glory. At this stage of his career it will be a very interesting proposition for Lukaku.