Antonio Conte wants Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea

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Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told the club he would like Belgium international Romelu Lukaku to lead his attack next season. 

This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the experienced coach wants the club to make a move for their former player in the next transfer window. 

The frontman departed Stamford Bridge in favour of a move to Everton back in 2014, but it now appears that he could be set for a stunning return to west London. 


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Incredibly, though, Chelsea may have to pay the Toffees a mega £65 million to secure the services of Lukaku. 

After offloading him for £28m, the club could be set for a major loss on the player, but that doesn't appear to be putting them off at this stage.

Chelsea confident but United interested 

Indeed, the report from The Sun suggests that Chelsea are confident of landing the forward. This is despite interest from Manchester United, who are set to battle the Stamford Bridge outfit for the Everton man. 

It may well have been Mourinho - United's new manager - who sold Lukaku, but it appears that he has an interest in working with the player again. 

And it's not hard to see why. Lukaku has enjoyed an impressive spell at Everton and is widely regarded as one of the most talented strikers in Europe. The dynamic forward netted 18 goals and recorded six assists in England's elite division last term. 

It's extremely likely that Everton will be hopeful of keeping Lukaku at the club, but it appears that Chelsea are intent on bringing him back to the club. 

Chelsea striker struggles 

Chelsea's strikers endured a tricky campaign last season; the trio of Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Alexandre Pato quickly proved that they weren't good enough for the club, while enigmatic forward Diego Costa often lacked discipline. 

The future of Costa is uncertain and it's not yet known as to whether Conte is willing to gamble on him next season. 

Whether or not Costa stays remains to be seen, but it certainly looks set to be an interesting period for all involved. After a dismal campaign, the club's incoming manager has quite the job on his hands to get the side back to the summit of the division. 

It would be foolish to completely disregard Chelsea from next season's title race, but they must get things right in the upcoming transfer window. 

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