Chelsea eyeing Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in mammoth Premier League transfer raid
Chelsea are setting their sights high this summer with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez targeted in a mammoth transfer raid on the Premier League.
The Blues are ready to make £100million-rated Lukaku their first choice up front, with the Belgium international’s prolific 2016/17 form also attracting rumours of interest from Manchester United.
With Lukaku likely to be in-demand this summer, Chelsea are also ready to move for unsettled Arsenal star Sanchez as he stalls on signing a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.
As well as that, the London Evening Standard claim the champions want as many as three Southampton defenders this summer – left-back Ryan Bertrand, right-back Cedric Soares and centre-back Virgil van Dijk as they expect to add at least six players to their ranks.
Chelsea strolled to the Premier League title in the season just gone, but manager Antonio Conte is clearly keen to improve the depth of a squad he found little need to rotate in a season without Champions League football.
Conte’s side will be back competing at Europe’s top table next term, and seem determined to land a big-name buy in almost every key position on the pitch.