Chelsea to use unwanted striker as makeweight in Romelu Lukaku deal

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Mario Gotze, Denis Suarez and Alvaro Morata have all made returns to their former clubs this summer and there may be two more players joining that list soon.

We all know that Paul Pogba is on the verge of making a sensational return to Manchester United, while Chelsea are trying very hard to re-sign Romelu Lukaku.

It appears that Pogba’s move to Old Trafford is virtually done but the same can’t be said in regards to Lukaku.

According to the Daily Mail, the club submitted a £68million bid for the Belgian striker, while Everton are holding out for a whopping £75m.

But the Blues appear to have conjured up a plan that could see them land their former player. According to the Telegraph, Antonio Conte is willing to send Loic Remy in the opposite direction as a makeweight in the deal.

While Lukaku has been prolific in the previous couple of campaigns, Remy has been a bit-part figure at Stamford Bridge and has only managed 12 goals since signing in 2014.

Remy may not be able to directly fill the boots for Lukaku, but with the hefty amount Everton will still receive in the transfer, Ronald Koeman will be aware that he will have the funds to sign a quality striker.

The report states that, with Remy included, the transfer is likely to be worth as much as £70m - although it’s unknown how much the Chelsea forward is valued at.

Conte on Lukaku

When asked directly about Lukaku last week, Conte refused to give anything away by saying: “I do not want to speak about the players of other teams.

“This is not respectful to the club or to their players. I prefer not to speak.

“The transfer market is not the most important thing. The important thing is to build a team – a team that plays in good and bad situations and concentrates and works together.”

Although it’s not quite on the level of Paul Pogba returning to United for around £100m after he was allowed to leave for free, it would prove to be another costly mistake if Chelsea do spend £75m on Lukaku. Just three years ago, he joined Everton for £28m and has since scored 61 goals for the Goodison Park club.

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