• PSG have labeled Mbappe with a transfer fee of nearly $272 million
  • His current PSG deal is due to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season
  • Man City are looking for a long-term replacement for Aguero

Manchester City are planning to snub their chase of Kylian Mbappe and have identified Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku as their back-up target options.

Even though Manchester City have great financial power, the club does not want to disrupt the current proportion of Pep Guardiola’s dressing room by meeting Mbappe’s high wage demands, according to the soccer website 90Min. Mbappe’s lucrative contract could upset the Etihad side’s superstar Kevin de Bruyne among other top players and the club wants to avoid that.

Manchester City veteran Sergio Aguero is tipped to leave the club at the end of the 2020-21 campaign as he has entered into the final four months of his current contract. Aguero has been a part of the Premier League side for 10 years now, having scored 256 goals and 73 assists in 381 competitive matches.

Both Mbappe and Haaland have the potential to become an ideal replacement for legendary Sergio Aguero at Manchester City.

Manchester City will not only have to meet Mbappe’s wage demands but also shell out a record transfer fee. Mbappe’s current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2021 and it is understood that PSG have labeled the Frenchman with a hefty price tag of around $272 million.

Mbappe has also been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, especially since admitting that he wants to play for the Santigo Bernabeu side one day.

Meanwhile, in Haaland’s case, the wage bracket is believed to be much less than Mbappe. But Manchester City will have to pay around $90 million, the release clause of Dortmund’s Haaland, who is also being chased by Liverpool FC and Manchester United.

Erling Braut Haaland now has the Bundesliga's bottom club Schalke in his sights in this weekend's Ruhr derby
Erling Haaland is tipped to be one of the future stars in soccer. POOL / Thomas KIENZLE

It was earlier reported that Dortmund’s German rivals Bayern Munich have not given up on the prospect of landing the talented Norwegian goal scorer at Allianz Arena. Since joining Dortmund in January 2020, Haaland has scored 45 goals in as many as 46 matches, across all competitions.