Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge
UTD & CHELSEA IN LUKAKU BATTLE
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is at the heart of a heated transfer battle between Manchester United and Chelsea, Express reports.
The report suggests Chelsea had banked on freeing up funds by selling Diego Costa to a Chinese Super League Club, but the Spain international has made it clear that he will only move to Atletico Madrid if he is forced out of Stamford Bridge.
For Man Utd’s part, the revelation that Antoine Griezmann will not leave Atletico Madrid is sure to up the Red Devils’ interest in the Belgian.
ARSENAL LEADING BELOTTI PACK
Arsenal are interested in signing Andrea Belotti from Torino, according to The Sun, but will face competition from Chelsea and Manchester United.
The report claims the Gunners have registered the most interest in the 23-year-old goal machine, but with Man Utd and Chelsea also both hopeful of landing Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal could face a last-ditch battle for Belotti with whoever misses out on the Belgian.
MONACO ENTER BATSHUAYI RACE
Monaco have joined West Ham in expressing an interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Sun .
The Belgian scored the goal that won the Blues the title against West Brom but could be set for a swift exit from Stamford Bridge after struggling for minutes under Antonio Conte.
CONTE FIGHTING TO KEEP COSTA
Antonio Conte is pleading with the Chelsea board to offer Diego Costa a deal that persuades him to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to the Sun.
It has been widely assumed that the FA Cup final will be the Spaniard’s final game for the Blues amid rumours of interest from Atletico Madrid and a lucrative offer from China but the Italian is said to see Costa as irreplaceable.
CHELSEA KEEN ON LANZINI
Chelsea are targeting West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini as a potential replacement for Cesc Fabregas, according to the Sun.
The Spaniard has been linked with AC Milan and Blues technical director Michael Emenalo is said to see Lanzini as a perfect successor, with the report claiming he believes the Argentine can be as good as Luka Modric.
ATLETICO BACK IN FOR COSTA
Atletico Madrid are preparing a second effort to bring Diego Costa back to the club from Chelsea, reports the Telegraph .
The Liga outfit failed to put a deal in place last summer, but are hoping to land the Spain international 12 months on by convincing him to snub interest from China.
WEST HAM IN FOR BATSHUAYI
West Ham will reignite their interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, according to ESPN.
The Hammers tried to sign the Frenchman before Chelsea swooped in last summer and while the Blues are reluctant to sell him, a loan spell in east London is a possibility.
ZIDANE WANTS KANTE
Zinedine Zidane has asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to pursue a move for Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, according to Don Balon.
The Madrid boss is a big fan of his compatriot and would like to add to his defensive-midfield options this summer to ease the current reliance on Casemiro.
NEW CLUB IN FOR ANDERSON
Paris Saint-Germain scouted Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United-linked Felipe Anderson in Lazio’s game against Inter, according to Transfermarketweb.
The Brazilian has been touted as a target of a number of clubs but is yet to seal a deal away from Rome, and his total of four Serie A goals this season was his lowest in the past three campaigns.
MOU WANTS MATIC
Manchester United are working on a deal to reunite Jose Mourinho with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to the Manchester Evening News .
The Portuguese’s search for a holding central midfielder has led him to the Blues star, with whom he worked with during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham’s Eric Dier may well be another option, though Matic is considered to be a more attainable target for the Red Devils this summer.
MARSEILLE WANT ZOUMA LOAN
Chelsea wish to offload Kurt Zouma on loan in the summer and Marseille are willing to move for the France international, L’Equipe reports.
Zouma has struggled to win game time since returning from serious injury and OM could offer him that as they seek to build a side to challenge PSG and Monaco.
CHELSEA STEP UP BAKAYOKO BID
Chelsea will look to push on with their efforts to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko before the window opens, according to the Telegraph.
The Blues are ready to spend £43 million on the 22-year-old after handing Antonio Conte a £200m warchest to strengthen the Premier League champions.