Antonio Conte & Chelsea board united behind making 22-year-old top summer transfer target

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Prospective new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has moved Everton striker Romelu Lukaku to the top of his summer transfer wish-list, according to The Sun.

Conte is expected to take charge at Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016, and The Sun reports that the Italian wants to rebuild his attack around former Blue Lukaku.

The Sun claims that owner Roman Abramovich regrets sanctioning the Jose Mourinho-endorsed sale of Lukaku in 2014, and that technical director Michael Emenalo, who helped bring the Belgian to Chelsea in 2011, is also pushing for the Londoners to re-sign him.

The key figures at Chelsea are united behind replacing Diego Costa with Lukaku. The controversial Spain international is eyeing a move away, The Sun understands.

But The Sun adds that Chelsea would have to pay double the £28m that they sold him to Everton for, and could face some competition from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Lukaku’s value certainly will have skyrocketed following two prolific seasons at Goodison Park. He has scored 45 goals in 85 games since joining the Toffees permanently.

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