City 'identify' Aguero's replacement

English Premier League

Manchester City have reportedly identified a long-term successor for Sergio Aguero, whose contract expires next year.

Aguero is yet to commit his future to the Manchester outfit with just one year left on his current deal, and it appears that the former Premier League champions are now eyeing Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez as a possible replacement.

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Aguero's agent Hernan Reguera recently revealed that his client plans to see out his deal at the Etihad but there has been no indication of an extension at this stage.

"Sergio has a contract with Manchester City until 2021, and there is no chance of him leaving before that," Reguera told back in May.

However, Sky Sports have reported that the Citizens have been interested Martinez, who they see as a possible long-term replacement for their all-time leading goalscorer.

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The Inter Milan striker has been linked with Barcelona over the past few months, but the report claims City are in a better position to pay the striker's reported €111 million (R2.1 billion) release clause.

Martinez has been a key figure for the Nerazzurri this season, having registered 18 goals and six assists in 40 appearances.

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