Antonio Conte disagrees with Chelsea chief about top summer transfer target – report
Antonio Conte wants to sign Alvaro Morata, but technical director Michael Emenalo is keen to see Romelu Lukaku back at Chelsea, say reports
Antonio Conte wants to bring Alvaro Morata this summer as Chelsea’s top attacking target – but technical director Michael Emenalo is keen to see Romelu Lukaku back at the club, according to reports.
The Sun are reporting that Conte is keen for a reunion with Morata at Chelsea after having brought him to Juventus from Real Madrid when he was in charge of the Italian side.
However, Emenalo would prefer the Blues to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge after having taken him to Chelsea as a youngster back in 2011, according to the story.
And that has reportedly left the Blues facing a transfer “wrangle” about which forward to make their top attacking target for the forthcoming transfer window.
The story claims that Conte wants to bring in a big-name striker this summer because there are fears that Diego Costa is likely to want to leave the west London club this summer.
The article also suggested that Conte could be given the funds to sign both Morata and Lukaku this summer – but not before offloading Michy Batshuayi, who has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since signing from Marseille last year.
Chelsea are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.