Report: Potter wants to sign ‘world-class’ striker next summer, could use club-record signing in swap deal

Reports from Italy suggest that Graham Potter would love to add Tottenham’s Harry Kane to his ranks next summer.

According to CalcioMercatoWeb, the club could look to use club-record signing Romelu Lukaku as part of the deal to bring Kane to Stamford Bridge.

The owners are likely to continue to back Potter to the best of their ability in the upcoming transfer windows, with them showing they were prepared to invest during the summer transfer market when Thomas Tuchel was in charge.

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While financial fair play may become more of a concern in future windows, they will no doubt look to address this with the permanent sale of a number of first team players.

However, it could be one big signing which allows the new manager to make his mark on the league properly, with CalcioMercatoWeb claiming he is interested in bringing Kane to the club.

Potter wants Kane

Antonio Conte’s previous relationship with Lukaku could be something the Blues attempt to play on, with the Belgian still a member of the club despite being on loan at Inter Milan.

The pair enjoyed a successful spell together at the San Siro, with them working together to end Juventus’ dominance of Serie A.

They both left in the same summer, with it seeing the then-champions not reach the same level since.

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Kane would no doubt be a sensational addition to the Blues squad, with them desperate for a striker to provide them regular goals for the first time really since Diego Costa.

The England captain has been described as ‘world-class’ by his current manager, making it unlikely that the former Blues boss will be wanting to part company with his top scorer.

Despite the previous links with Lukaku, it is still unlikely that Kane will become available to the Blues anytime soon.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.