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Spurs: Antonio Conte submits Romelu Lukaku bid

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Romelu Lukaku to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.

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That’s according to Calciomercato journalist Fabio Bergomi, who revealed in a recent interview that Antonio Conte submitted an offer to Chelsea regarding a move the centre-forward, however, the 29-year-old rejected the offer of a switch to Tottenham in favour of attempting to secure a return to Inter Milan.

The journalist went on to state that the Serie A side are looking to pay around €80m-€90m (£68m-£77m) for the Belgium international, a figure that it is likely Fabio Paratici would have also submitted to Thomas Tuchel’s side in Conte’s pursuit of the striker.

Regarding Lukaku’s future, Bergomi said: “I won’t be able to say everything because I can’t, but there is total convergence on Lukaku. The news has been silenced, he only wants Inter, he doesn’t want any other solution. I give you a total gem: he also rejected Conte’s Tottenham.

“He wants the Nerazzurri because he would be the leader. The formula that I learned today is that of a very high onerous loan, Chelsea want at least a €20m [loan with an option to buy]. Inter want to take him around €80m-€90m, paying €20m and postponing the rest over the years.”

“Huge impact”

While it would appear as if Lukaku is very firmly in favour of a switch to the San Siro ahead of one to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, considering Inter’s well documented financial difficulties, it would appear as if there is still a chance of Conte being able to convince his former pupil of a reunion in north London.

And, while it is true that, following his £97.5m move to Chelsea last year, the Belgian forward has not exactly set the world alight since his return to the Premier League, when taking into account the “huge impact” – in the words of Tuchel – he had upon linking up with Conte at Inter, if there is any coach who knows how to get the best out of Lukaku it is undoubtedly the 52-year-old.

Indeed, over his 95 appearances for the Italian manager, the £350k-per-week hitman scored a whopping 64 goals and registered an impressive 17 assists – averaging a direct goal involvement every 96 minutes of football played during his two-year stint in Italy.

These returns saw the player who Andy Brassell dubbed “unreal” and Siavoush Fallah labelled a “monster” play a crucial role in Inter winning the Scudetto in 2020/21, with Lukaku’s 24 goals, 11 assists and 10 big chances created over 36 Serie A outings seeing him average a SofaScore match rating of 7.32 – ranking him as the Nerazzurri’s best player in their title-winning campaign.

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As such, should his proposed move back to Inter fall through this summer, it would seem extremely advisable for Conte to do everything he can to convince the 29-year-old of a switch to Tottenham, as the prospect of Lukaku refining this level of form alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski in the Spurs attack is certainly an extremely mouthwatering one.

AND in other news: Paratici now closing in on the “heir to Jan Vertonghen”, it’d be a huge coup for Spurs

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