Chelsea manager Antonio Conte appears to have hinted at an imminent business in this summer transfer market as the Blues are heavily linked with Everton star Romelu Lukaku.

Several reports have claimed that Chelsea have placed a huge bid for the Belgium international, though it remains to be seen if they can succeed with their latest offer of a swap deal involving out-of-favour Loic Remy.

Lukaku was outstanding for Everton last season and was also linked with Manchester United earlier in the summer, though he has preferred a sensation return to Stamford Bridge just 2 years after leaving.

Giving a close update on his latest work in the transfer market, Chelsea boss Conte hinted that there could be activity soon as the summer window nears an end.

“I think in the future something can happen with the transfer market, in and out,” the Italian told the London Evening Standard.

“We know that in the future, different changes can happen, both in and out, with the players.”

The Blues are now ready to bid around £70 million for the 23-year-old Belgian striker, but also well aware that the Toffees are worried about their squad ahead of the coming season.

On Tuesday, Evening Standard claimed that Lukaku is ready to hand in a transfer request to force a move to Chelsea before the end of the summer.

The Belgium international is desperate to return to his former club, where he feels he has ‘unfinished business’, and the Blues are also keen to have him back.

Lukaku has proven himself to be one of the best young attacking players in Europe over the years, but never got a chance in the Chelsea first-team during his first spell at Stamford Bridge.

However, the west London giants could be aided by Lukaku’s own desire to force a move through this summer.


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