Chelsea to target these two top strikers after Lukaku failure – report

Chelsea will now target Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti, according to reports

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea will switch their attentions towards signing Alvaro Morata or Andrea Belotti this summer after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail is claiming that Chelsea will now target either the Spanish forward or the Italian striker this summer as the Blues look to bolster their attacking options for next season.

The Blues had been thought to be closing in on a transfer deal to sign Lukaku from Everton this summer but Manchester United beat the west London club to his signature, with the striker passing a medical in LA on Saturday.

Now, Chelsea are being forced to look elsewhere for a new forward – and Morata and Belotti are their top targets, according to the report.

The same report says that both players are likely to cost more than £70m, with Belotti having an £87m release clause in his contract with Torino.

Chelsea are likely to be keen to significantly bolster their squad this summer ahead of their return to the Champions League under Antonio Conte next term.

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