If rumours are to be believed, Tottenham Hotspur will try and bring Romelu Lukaku to North London this summer.
But there’s a few things which have to happen before then.
First, Tottenham need to appoint Antonio Conte as their new head coach and according to The Guardian, the two parties are in talks about the Italian replacing Jose Mourinho.
And secondly, Spurs would have to sell Harry Kane.
According to La Repubblica, the former Inter Milan coach, who quit the San Siro club last month after winning Serie A, would want Lukaku to come with him to the Lilywhites.
But that’s only if Kane – who has told the club he wants to leave – does in fact wind up leaving.
Lukaku has previously played under former Tottenham Jose Mourinho, who signed him for £90 million at Manchester United back in the summer of 2017.
Here’s some previous comments from the Portuguese coach about the big Belgian hitman:
He told The Sun four years ago: “He’s a very strong lad, has a very physical presence and he’s going to cause defenders problems this season. We’ve already witnessed what he can do in training and if he can bring that it will be huge.”
Lukaku wound up scoring 42 goals in 96 games for the Red Devils across all competitions, but netting 64 times in two seasons under Conte in Milan suggests that the latter knows how to get the best out of him.
And if Conte does end up getting the Tottenham job, it’ll be fascinating to see how Lukaku may fare as Kane’s replacement.
In other news, Report: Arsenal now very keen on signing club’s captain, after he admits he could leave