Lukaku Over Morata? Why The Former May Not Be A Necessity For Chelsea This Summer

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are still in with a chance of lifting yet another piece of silverware when they take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final this Sunday. But that has not stopped the manager from making plans for the next season. The Italian mastermind, who won the league in his first year in England, wants to add some top class stars to his squad this summer and one name that is constantly doing the rounds is Everton star Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian international is one of the top three goal scorers in the Premier League this season but his desire to play in the Champions League regularly has seen him linked with an exit from the Goodison Park. Manchester United and Chelsea are desperate for his signature and though reports suggest he may yet stay at the club, both the English giants are doing what they can to lure him to the club.

According to English news outfit The Evening Standard, Chelsea have now stepped up their interest in the player and have made him their top transfer target, ahead of Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata for the upcoming transfer window.

With 25 goals in the league, Lukaku has been in terrific form not just this season but in the last couple of campaigns as well. He is easily the best player for Everton and will be a huge loss but it is understood that he will not leave the club for less than a record transfer fee, which has been the stumbling block for Chelsea.

The Blues have Diego Costa as the prime striker but have little backup in the first team, with Michy Batshuayi still learning the game. Chelsea cannot go into a European campaign with just the two options and Conte has been looking at Andrea Belotti, Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata for a move this summer.

Morata seemed to be the perfect choice for Chelsea and valued at just around £40m, he seemed destined for a move to the Bridge. However, it is understood that Conte has turned his attention towards Lukaku and is ready to meet the £100m valuation of the player who they let go for just £28m in 2014.

Lukaku is a target man with deadly finishing abilities and it is hard to see him sit on the bench to play second fiddle to Costa. It is also ridiculous for Chelsea to spend that money on a player to warm the bench. Chelsea should consider Lukaku only if they sell Diego Costa.

Morata, in this situation, is a better option as he can play as a support striker if needed and also on the wing, making him a more viable option in the first team. But do you think Chelsea will spend on Lukaku?

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

Should Liverpool Shell Out £20m For This Versatile English Star?

Next Story »

Newcastle United Want This Ivory Coast International: The Right Man For Next Season?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Naby Keita, The New Liverpool Signing: Does He Possess All The Ingredients To Become A PL Superstar?

    2 months ago

    Liverpool’s recent cameos in the transfer market have raised a lot of eyebrows, especially after the stunning €78.8m coup of Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk in the January ...

    Read More
  • Manchester City Are Actively Pursuing This French Youngster From PSG: A Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Football has not been the same in the 21st century where money has overshadowed the elegance of this beautiful game and lots of outfits have been transformed ...

    Read More
  • Celtic And Rangers Both Chasing This Australian Sensation: Why Rodgers Should Get It Done!

    3 months ago

    The good old days of Scottish football might get revisited once more in Rangers FC emerging as title contenders once more and ending age-old rivals Celtic’s domination ...

    Read More
  • Detailed SWOT Report On Brazilian Youngster Targeted By Both Chelsea And Barcelona

    3 months ago

    Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Gremio’s talented playmaker Arthur Melo. The 21-year-old has raised quite a lot of eyebrows with his blistering performances in the ...

    Read More
  • SWOT Report Of 20 Y/O Spanish Defender Wanted By Manchester United And Manchester City

    3 months ago

    Latest reports claim that Manchester United are keen on the services of highly talented Espanyol left-back Aaron Caricol Martin. The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the ...

    Read More