Transfer gossip: Chelsea again tipped to move for Everton duo

A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

Confirmation of Antonio Conte’s appointment as Chelsea’s next manager has triggered more speculation about who might be joining or leaving this summer.

Once again it has been claimed that Conte has told the club to re-sign former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton, this time by the Daily Star.

Claiming an exclusive, the Star declare that Conte wants a deal done for Lukaku before this summer’s European Championship.

And The Express pick up on a story by the Football Insider website, which claims Chelsea want to sign Lukaku and the striker’s Everton team-mate John Stones for a total of £90m.

Striker Lukaku was sold by Chelsea to Everton in 2014
Striker Lukaku was sold by Chelsea to Everton in 2014

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Conte will hold talks with Diego Costa in an attempt to persuade him to remain at Stamford Bridge.

The Guardian suggest Conte would be fighting a losing battle, with Costa, who has been linked with the striker’s former club Atletico Madrid, said to be keen to return to Spain.

And in Conte’s native Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that he wants to sign Napoli’s Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain.