Chelsea set sights on Juventus striker after ending interest in Romelu LukakuPublished August 21, 2016
According to reports coming out of the British press this weekend, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, is set to launch a bid for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, as the West London club reportedly end their interest in Everton forward Romelu Lukaku.
The Blues are believed to have dropped their interest in the Belgium forward, after Everton boss Ronald Koeman revealed the player’s desire to remain at Goodison Park for another season.
Koeman’s revelation has led to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte looking elsewhere for a striker, and a report from the Sunday Mirror claims that the Italian coach has targeted Croatian Mandzukic, as a possible summer signing.
The 30-year-old striker’s future in Turin has looked bleak for quite sometime now, and it’s believed that the Serie A giants would be willing to sell the striker for a fee of £25m.
Chelsea have gotten their Premier League campaign off to a great start, with two wins out of two, with forward’s Michy Batshuayi, and Diego Costa both netting in the club’s 2-1 win over Watford on Saturday.
But it is believed that Antonio Conte, would like one more forward as the Blues prepare to challenge for the Premier League title this season.