Chelsea preparing to make a fresh attempt to sign long term target

Chelsea has decided to look elsewhere for an attacker even if Romelu Lukaku eventually does not sign for Manchester United.

The Belgians move to Chelsea was reportedly hijacked by Manchester United who is said to have had a bid of around £75 million accepted by the Toffees. However, sources around Goodison Park is claiming reports of a deal being struck between the two clubs is premature.

Despite this, Chelsea has reportedly pulled out of the race for the Belgian’s signature and are set to pursue other strikers.

Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Torino’s Andrea Belotti remain targets.

Real Madrid has refused to drop their £79 million valuations of Morata which proved a stumbling block in the Spaniard’s move to Old Trafford.

But Antonio Conte knows the Spaniard’s worth and may be willing to meet their asking price.
Signing Belotti looks a lot more straightforward, as Torino is only ready to talk if any club pays his release clause which stands at £87 million.

Losing Lukaku was a major blow to Conte’s plans for next season, as he was already sure he would land the Belgian who was also keen to return to Stamford Bridge.

Morata scored 20 goals for Real Madrid last season, despite not being a regular starter in the team, while Belotti netted 25 Serie A goals as Torino ended the season as one of the unbeatable teams in Italy.

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