REAL Madrid are lining up Romelu Lukaku as a replacement for the ageing Karim Benzema, reports claim.

The Belgian only joined Inter Milan one year ago, when he brought his two-year stint at Manchester United to an end.

But having bounced back impressively in Italy, he finds himself a target of Europe's elite clubs once again.

According to Le10 Sport, Lukaku is one of four strikers on Real Madrid's wishlist as they search for a long-term replacement for Benzema.

The report also claims, however, that he is not their No1 target to fill the spot.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe and emerging Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland are ahead of the ex-Premier League forward in their pecking order.

Sadio Mane, like Lukaku, is a secondary target of Madrid president Florentino Perez.

The Belgian, however, still has one more match left to play before his mind can turn to any potential transfer speculation.

And as well as the Europa League trophy, history could be on the line for the 27-year-old.