Entourage of Antonio Conte's top target prefers move to Manchester United


Lukaku failed to score a single goal in 15 appearances for Chelsea when they signed him from Anderlecht in 2011, but since they initially loaned him to Everton in 2013, before that was made permanent the following year, Lukaku has scored 87 goals in 166 games for the Toffees, and is now their all time Premier League top scorer.

According to the same story, the Italian coach is the man responsible for identifying Lukaku as the flawless replacement for Diego Costa and the 24-year-old remains Conte's number one summer target.

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to sign Romelu Lukaku even if the striker costs his former club £100m, according to reports in the English media.

United, meanwhile, are aiming to fill the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure. The Spanish global will not be able to play for them until January because of the transfer ban, but is keen to go there.

It is Conte and not club chiefs who identified Lukaku as the man to replace Costa ahead of Alvaro Morata, Andrea Belotti and others.

Chelsea may have been hit with another devastating transfer window blow after BBC journalist revealed Romelu Lukaku's camp prefers he moves to Manchester United instead of Chelsea.

There is 5/2 (3.50) that Mourinho and Lukaku are reunited in Manchester this summer - and that price could well be tempting for punters who believe that the Belgian will turn his back on the Blues.

The only problem for Chelsea now, according to BBC journalist Richard Askam is the player's entourage are exhausted of how Chelsea treated Lukaku and prefer he joins Man United.

United's need is arguably greatest considering how much they struggled for goals under Mourinho last term.