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Agent: Man City pushed hard for Lukaku before Chelsea move

The agent of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku admits Manchester City made a serious attempt for him last year.

Lukaku ultimately re-joined Chelsea in a £98million switch over the summer, leaving Inter Milan for Stamford Bridge.

Federico Pastorello told the Telegraph: "I think I can say without disappointing anybody that Manchester City came in the year before.

"It started very concrete and very serious, but eventually they changed their idea or they were not ready to make it happen.

"Honestly, it was very difficult after the first year - it was almost impossible. He hadn't won the league with Inter and he wanted to do that, and it would have been really impossible. Then they [City] focussed on Harry Kane this summer."


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