Round-up: Lukaku desperate to join Chelsea, Conte wants deal done for Koulibaly

Chelsea start their Premier League campaign on the 15th of August against West Ham United. Having spent a total of 65 million pounds on Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, Chelsea haven’t really flexed their financial muscle as much as some other teams, but are still in the market for some other players, and now we will take a look at those linked stars, and other related news.

Chelsea are getting irritated with Everton’s stance, but Romelu Lukaku is still eager to join Chelsea. Everton are planning to offer Lukaku a new contract, with a salary of around 135,000 pounds every week. The club’s representatives are going to meet Lukaku’s agent, Mino Raiola, and discuss the terms on offer. Lukaku personally wants to be back at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues are willing to part with 60 million pounds plus Begovic and Remy to bring him. However Everton are not willing to sell the striker who scored 25 goals for them last season. (Standard)


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