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Chelsea boss keen to raid old club after Lukaku blow

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is eager to head back to his old club Juventus to solve his striking concerns with a move for Mario Mandzukic, according to reports from the Mirror.

The Blues have been chasing forward additions for much of the summer following the decision not to make Alexandre Pato or Radamel Falcao’s loan spells permanent, with Michy Batshuayi the only attacking star added to their ranks thus far.

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Everton’s Romelu Lukaku was widely mooted as their major target, but Ronald Koeman revealed after his side’s weekend win that the Belgian will be staying put at Goodison Park – meaning Conte will have to set his sights elsewhere.

And reports claim that the Italian tactician is looking back towards his old club Juventus, with experienced Croatia international Mandzukic a target.

The ex-Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid man has only been with the Serie A champions for one season, but the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain and the form of Paulo Dybala means he’s likely to face a battle for game time in Turin.

It’s understood that a £25m fee may be needed for the 30-year-old, who would likely play a backup role to Diego Costa or perhaps partner him up front should Conte opt for a two-man attack.

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