Romelu Lukaku is all set to return to his former club Chelsea this summer, according to reports from Italy.
Lukaku has been ready to part ways with Everton and move on to a bigger club for quite some time now, and his terrific performances in front of goal have seen him get linked with major European powerhouses such as Bayern Munich and Manchester United, to name a few.
The Toffees have already set a humongous price tag worth £70 million on their 23-year-old star striker, who currently tops the Premier League’s goalscoring charts with 21 goals. A bidding war between the continent’s elite powerhouses seems imminent, but that may not be the case, suggest the latest reports emerging from Italy.
As per Sky Italia’s reliable journalist, Massimo Marianella, the Belgian international is already set on making a huge return to the Stamford Bridge.
Marianella said: “I think many big players will join Chelsea in the summer as Conte wants the Blues to become credible contenders for the Champions League win.
“I can say Lukaku’s Chelsea move is almost done deal, and reports in England claim Alexis Sanchez will also play for Chelsea next season. Many other players could also arrive [at Chelsea].”
The trusted journalist, who happens to be close friends with some big former Chelsea personalities such as Didier Drogba and Claudio Ranieri, also spoke about Antonio Conte’s future as the Blues manager.
He added: “I don’t know why people keep saying Conte is considering leaving Chelsea. I don’t see why Conte should be on his way out of the club. I don’t understand these kind of rumours. Conte lives in a great city, he works for an amazing club and the fans love him.”