Incoming Chelsea boss has his heart set on £90m double raid on Prem rivals

Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has outlined Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and John Stones as two key signings ahead of his first summer at the club, according to reports from Football Insider.

The Italy boss’ much-anticipated move to succeed Guus Hiddink once his Azzurri duties at EURO 2016 have ended was confirmed by the London club earlier today.

And it appears that Conte has big plans for the Blues, with reports claiming that he’s already made senior officials aware that Lukaku and Stones are targets he wants with £90m set aside.

The pair both play for Everton and are considered to be among two of the best young players in the Premier League.

A move for Lukaku, valued at around £50m, would be a stunning one given that the 22-year-old Belgian was sold to the Toffees in 2014 by the club after barely being given a first-team chance at Stamford Bridge.

The ex-Anderlecht man has smashed 25 goals in all competitions for the Merseysiders this term and could be the focal point of Conte’s new-look team, with the futures of Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao all unclear.

Stones, who carries a £40m price-tag, is seen as a long-term successor to John Terry.

The England international was the subject of numerous offers from Chelsea last summer.

 


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