Inter Milan are keen on signing Paul Onuachu from Genk, as they prepare for Alexis Sanchez‘s exit in January.
Sanchez joined the Serie A giants in 2019 initially on loan from Manchester United.
The Chile international then made the move permanent at the end of the campaign.
However, Sanchez managed only seven league goals in 33 appearances as Inter romped to their 19th league title.
Lukaku has since switched to Chelsea, with Inter Milan replacing him with Edin Dzeko.
And according to Football-Italia, the 2021 Serie A winners are keeping tabs on Onuachu to take him to the San Siro should former Arsenal man Sanchez depart in January.
No Nigerian international has more goals this year in any of the leagues in Europe than the free-scoring KRC Genk hitman, Paul Onuachu.
Inter, though, are not the only one interested in snapping up Onuachu, following his remarkable goalscoring feat in the last 15 months.
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are also linked to the signing of the Nigerian, who was the top goalscorer in the Belgian league last term.
Onuachu, with 23 league goals, is the highest-scoring Super Eagles star in Europe so far in 2021, ahead of Simy Nwankwo (16 goals), Terem Moffi (14), Kelechi Iheanacho (13), and Victor Osimhen (12).
However, Genk’s asking price of €25 million could be a stumbling block to any move for a striker who recently extended his contract to June 2024.