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Chelsea making U-turn over potential Costa replacement

The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate to know what’s going to happen with top scorer Diego Costa this summer, and are keeping an eye out for any reports which could effect the Spanish international.

With that in mind, French newspaper L’Equipe claim that the Premier League champions could be changing their mind over a deal for a potential replacement for the former Atletico Madrid man.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been heavily linked with a move back to Stamford Bridge having snubbed a contract at Goodison Park last season.

However, the French outlet reckon that club chiefs at Stamford Bridge could be reconsidering their move for the Belgian international, stating they are cautious over the fee the Toffees are demanding.

Reports have suggested that the Merseysiders could be valuing their prize centre-forward at a world-record £100m, a fee the Blues clearly aren’t keen on forking out.

The 24-year-old made just one Premier League start for the west Londoners before moving to Goodison Park, initially on loan, where he has scored 87 goals in 166 appearances.

Chelsea fans, we want to hear from you! Our punters reckon Antonio Conte should pay whatever it takes to bring Lukaku back, do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

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