Report: PL manager could target Chelsea star as replacement if his £300k-a-week player is sold
Tottenham manager’s Antonio Conte could reportedly target Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku if Harry Kane was sold.
According to Calciomeracto, there is a chance Premier League rivals Spurs may end up targeting Lukaku at a later date.
The report claims Conte, who worked with the 28-year-old at Inter Milan, could try recruit him if Spurs end up selling their current talisman Kane.
Spurs have been in the safe hands of £300,000-a-week centre-forward Kane for a long time, but he’s remarkably still yet to win any silverware during his career. It’s a big cross against the name of the 28-year-old England captain, who was heavily linked with an exit from north London last summer.
For Lukaku, he’s currently Chelsea’s number nine at Stamford Bridge.
The left-footed striker has eight goals in 24 appearances so far this season, which is slightly underwhelming after his big money transfer from Inter last August.
No player has scored more times under Conte than Lukaku’s record of 64 goals in 95 games for the Italian boss.
It would be a mammoth shock if Chelsea entertained the idea of selling the Belgian frontman any time soon, though, especially to a bitter rival in Spurs.
Chelsea to work out Lukaku puzzle
Chelsea can’t give up easily on getting the best out of their £97.5million signing.
He’s scored plenty of goals wherever he’s gone in his career, but Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is still trying to work out the best system to fit players around him.
It definitely can’t be all about one player at the Bridge when you consider how much talent is in the squad.
However, Lukaku should be the striker in the headlines scoring regularly and coming up with big moments.
Chelsea need to stick with him before even entertaining the idea of any sale.