Forget Lukaku: The £34m-rated UCL winner who’d better suit Conte’s dynamic Chelsea

With Chelsea closing in on a fifth Premier League title, the Blues continue to be linked with almost every striker under the sun, it seems. 

Despite dastardly Diego Costa’s continued importance to Antonio Conte’s frontline, the Spaniard’s lucrative links with a move to China refuse to go away.

As a result, Everton striker Romelu Lukau has been strongly linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, near enough three years after he was allowed to leave west London.

Clearly, the Belgian is amongst the most prolific in the Premier League, though he represents exactly the type of forward who’d struggle in Conte’s demanding system.

A throwback to the kind of forwards who would have excelled even in the earliest days of football, Lukaku isn’t the most hard-working of marksmen. As an out and out finisher, there are few better who’d represent a realistic signing, though Chelsea demand so much more than that.

With that in mind, the champions-elect would be better suited in chasing Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata. While the Spaniard never got to work with Conte at Juventus, he’s understood to have impressed the Italian, signing just after the 47-year-old left Turin for the Azzurri national job.

Though the 24-year-old has struggled to dislodge the likes of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo since moving back to Los Blancos last summer, he remains one of Europe’s elite forwards.

A clever mover off the ball, the Spaniard is able to open up space for his teammates, potentially allowing the likes of Eden Hazard and Pedro sight at goal and represents a far more dynamic option as the focal point of an attack.

Rated at £34m on Transfermarktthe Champions League winner would almost certainly be a cheaper option than the aforementioned Lukaku too.

If Chelsea truly want to improve in all aspects next season, Morata would be a much more dynamic signing.


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