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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte turns attentions to £13.5m Javier Hernandez after losing out on Romelu Lukaku

Everton striker set for Old Trafford move leaves Blues boss contemplating move for former United hitman

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned his attention to Javier Hernandez after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.

The Stamford Bridge manager is believed to be interested in bringing the former Manchester United striker to the Premier League winners.

Javier Hernandez is on Chelsea’s radar after the champions missed out on Romelu Lukaku

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Javier Hernandez is on Chelsea’s radar after the champions missed out on Romelu Lukaku

The former Man United striker has a proven goalscoring record in the Prem

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The former Man United striker has a proven goalscoring record in the Prem

Lukaku is set to complete a £75million move from Everton to Jose Mourinho’s side after a medical in Los Angeles.

Mourinho will land the Belgian in a classic coup that blind-sided the Blues — with the striker agreeing a five-year deal worth £250,000 a week.


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Chelsea believed as late as Thursday morning that Lukaku had set his heart on a return to Stamford Bridge.

The champions were waiting until they received an acceptable offer for want-away Diego Costa before moving for Lukaku.

But the Londoners were left stunned by Mourinho’s swoop.

Lukaku, currently on holiday in Los Angeles with United star Paul Pogba, will now become the fourth-most expensive player in world football.

Romelu Lukaku is on his way to Manchester United

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Romelu Lukaku is on his way to Manchester United

Chicharito could be set for a Premier League return with the champions

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Chicharito could be set for a Premier League return with the champions

And that means that Chelsea could go in for a cut-price Chicharito, who is believed to be available for just £13.5million.

Although the Blues are thought to be retaining an interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

Hernandez has another Premier League suitor in the shape of West Ham.

The Irons, much like Chelsea, want a goalscorer proven in the Premier League and the Mexican matches that description.

And the Bayer Leverkusen forward could become the latest to leave the side after Turkish pair Omer Toprak and Hakan Calhanoglu departed for Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan respectively.


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