Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the signing of Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku, according to Sky Italia.
Lukaku, who is said to have a whopping £70m price tag, joined The Blues back in August 2011 from Anderlecht, before being sold for £28m just three years later to Premier League rivals Everton.
The report shows journalist Massimo Marianella telling Sky Italia that Chelsea’s bid to bring back the Belgian to Stamford Bridge has almost been completed.
Discussing Chelsea’s transfer moves, Marianella said: “I think many big players will join Chelsea in the summer as Conte wants the Blues to become credible contenders for the Champions League win.
I can say Lukaku’s Chelsea move is almost done deal and reports in England claim Alexis Sanchez will also play for Chelsea next season. Many other players could also arrive [at Chelsea].”
Talking about Conte’s future, Marianella added: “I don’t know why people keep saying Conte is considering leaving Chelsea. I don’t see why Conte should be on his way out of the club. I don’t understand these kind of rumours. Conte lives in a great city, he works for an amazing club and the fans love him.”
I don’t see why Conte should be on his way out of the club. I don’t understand these kind of rumours. Conte lives in a great city, he works for an amazing club and the fans love him.”