Insider: Chelsea want to sign Lukaku but Conte prefers 24-year-old

Guillem Balague delivers the latest transfer update for Chelsea fans on Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague Photo: Sky Sports

Antonio Conte would prefer to sign Alvaro Morata for Chelsea this summer ahead of Romelu Lukaku, according to Guillem Balague.

The Blues are set to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months a Conte begins to think about bolstering his squad for next season.

Chelsea are going to want to add some depth to their squad as they prepare for a return to the Champions League next season and aim to compete on four fronts.

Now, Balague says that Chelsea are interested in Everton striker Lukaku as well as Real Madrid forward Morata.

And the Spanish football expert has claimed that Conte would much rather sign Morata than bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Balague said: “Morata wants to see what happens with Chelsea.

“There is a choice to be made between Romelu Lukaku and Morata, the first one preferred by the club and the second by Antonio Conte.

“I think Morata will suit Chelsea much better. His movement, the knowledge of the coach, his intelligence would suit the London outfit.”

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Chelsea are on the brink of winning the Premier League and will be crowned champions if they beat West Brom at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

The Blues will also take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final this month as they look to win a domestic double.

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