Antonio Conte has reportedly told Chelsea he would prefer to bring either Alexis Sanchez or Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge over Neymar.
Reports suggest Roman Abramovich offered to pursue the signing of Barcelona superstar Neymar but Conte informed Chelsea’s owner over dinner that he would rather that the club chased other targets at the end of the season.
It’s believed Chelsea are increasingly concerned by Inter Milan’s interest in Conte and Abramovich will be doing everything to please the manager in the summer transfer window.
The Times claim that the Italian has made Arsenal forward Sanchez and Everton striker Lukaku the club’s primary attacking targets ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
There’s growing speculation that Sanchez is pushing for a move across London to Chelsea, with the Chilean yet to agree to a new deal at the Emirates.
Lukaku, meanwhile, rejected a new five-year contract worth £140,000 at Everton last month and is widely expected to leave Goodison Park in the summer.
It’s understood the Toffees value Lukaku at around £70million so a summer deal for the Belgian will not come cheap.