Romelu Lukaku Is Hopeful of Joining Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is hopeful of making six signings this summer and has identified Lukaku as a priority target, while he hopes to partner Bakayoko with N’Golo Kante in midfield next season according reports from London Evening Standard.

The Blues have already agreed terms with free agent Willy Caballero and the 35-year-old keeper’s arrival is expected to be confirmed on July 1.

Chelsea also need a centre half, but an agreement for first choice target Virgil van Dijk is unlikely after Southampton made it clear the Dutchman is not for sale.

The London Evening Standard also reports that Conte is keen on Juventus centre half Leonardo Bonucci and has also asked for another attacking midfielder, with Riyad Mahrez’s situation at Leicester being monitored.

Conte initially wanted Dries Mertens, but the Belgium international signed a contract extension with Napoli in May.

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