Pep targets Lukaku in £200m Man City transfer splurge

Pep Guardiola will reportedly be handed a £200million transfer pot for Manchester City this summer, with former Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku one of the targets.

City have battled through a tough start to the campaign to firmly assert themselves as Premier League title contenders this season and lie four points behind leaders United with a game in hand.

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But Guardiola will be given more cash this summer to remedy some long-term squad dilemmas.

According to The Telegraph, the Spaniard wants a new striker, a left back and a defensive midfielder.

Goals have been harder to come by this season for City with legendary striker Sergio Aguero struggling through injury.

The Argentinian’s contract expires in six months and he is yet to decide on his future.

Whether Aguero stays or goes, the report claims City will sign a new striker regardless.

Inter Milan’s Lukaku, Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Benfica forward Darwin Nunez are said to be the top targets as long-term successors to Aguero.

Meanwhile, midfielder Fernandinho – who has made over 300 appearances for City – could also leave this summer with City requiring a replacement.

And City also have no stand-out option at left back due to Benjamin Mendy’s fitness problems so will also look to strengthen in that area.

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