Chelsea are one of the many Premier League clubs that are spending big this summer to accumulate a squad that can compete with the best in the next season.
The manager has already completed the signing of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille and N’ Golo Kante from Leicester City, two players who will have a great effect on the squad next season.
However, though the new boss revealed that he will not let Diego Costa leave this summer, it looks like the manager wants to add more firepower to his Arsenal and is extensively linked with a move for another Premier League star in Romelu Lukaku.
Everton, who priced Lukaku away from Chelsea in a club-record transfer a couple of years ago, are finding it hard to hold on to the player after his recent exploits and recent reports reveal that Antonio Conte is ready to move in for the Belgian this summer.
The manager at Chelsea is expected to play with three defenders and two strikers in a 3-5-2 formation and wants some depth in options up front. A pair of Costa and Lukaku is more than mouth-watering for the club and if he makes the move, Lukaku will surely be a hit even at Chelsea.
So it comes as no surprise that Conte has reportedly made a £50million bid for the Belgian.
The 23-year old was one of the most impressive strikers in the Premier League last season scoring 18 goals and assisting 6 in 36 appearances for the Merseyside club. He has been one of the consistent strikers in the league in recent times and is a player who is in top form at the moment.
He was also used by Belgium in their fight for the EURO16 in France recently and Lukaku showed his class in most games.
His experience in the league along with his form makes his price tag of £50million understandable and if Chelsea are ready to meet his asking price, Lukaku may just be price away.
However, the player expressed his desire to play regularly in the Champions League and with Chelsea not able to provide the same, Lukaku may be well advised to stay at Everton for another season.
He has potential that can make him one of the best in the world and scoring for a mid-table team constantly only makes him learn more and more. If he moves to Chelsea, it will be a step up in quality but he may be under pressure to perform which might dent his confidence.
At the moment, Lukaku is better off at Everton but if Conte wants him this summer, it is hard to see Everton keep hold of the player come the start of the next season.