Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is ready to part with £176million to land two Premier League stars.
The Italian gaffer wants long-term target Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham’s Dele Alli ahead of their Premier League title defence.
Everton striker Lukaku is top of Conte’s transfer shortlist with Diego Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge uncertain.
The big Belgian, who left Chelsea for the Toffees in a £30m deal in 2014, bagged 25 league goals last season and narrowly missed out on the Golden Boot to Harry Kane.
Conte believes he is the perfect striker to fire the club to both Premier League and Champions League glory after he rejected the chance to become Everton’s highest paid player ever.
And according to Don Balon, the champions are also willing to pay £88m to sign Spurs’ Dele Alli.
Any hopes of a deal to sign the PFA Young Player of the Year look slim but Chelsea hope the lure of silverware could tempt Alli into crossing the divide.
The 21-year-old joined Spurs from MK Dons for just £5m in the summer of 2015 but his price-tag has rocketed following his amazing progress under Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea’s summer spending won’t end there with Monaco’s powerful midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on the verge of a £35m move.
The 23-year-old has reportedly already completed his medical and with an announcement could be made next week.
And he is set to be followed through the door by Germany international defender Antonio Rudiger who will sign for £30m from Roma.
Nemanja Matic is expected to join Manchester United whilst Chelsea also cashed in on Nathan Ake for £20m.
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