Report: Conte wants to pair Harry Kane with PL striker at Spurs next season

Antonio Conte
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According to Corriere dello Sport, Antonio Conte wants to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The report states that Lukaku has expressed a desire to leave Chelsea and return to Inter Milan on loan but the transfer has now been complicated by Tottenham entering the picture.

It is explained that it was Conte who pushed the Nerazzurri to sign the Belgian back in 2019 and the Italian is now keen to reunite with the centre-forward at Tottenham.

The 52-year-old is said to be intent on building a team that can win the Premier League and allegedly likes the idea of pairing Lukaku with Harry Kane, thus having two strikers who are skilled at playing with their back to goal.

Corriere explain that Inter cannot afford to pay a transfer fee for Lukaku due to their financial issues and they hope that the striker will force Chelsea’s hand in loaning him back to the San Siro.

The report claims that the 29-year-old will press Tomas Tuchel regarding a move to Inter but adds that, unlike the Nerazzurri, Spurs have the funds to buy Lukaku permanently.

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I do not see how Kane, Lukaku and Son would fit into a Conte side. The only way the three can play together is if Lukaku operates from the right or if Kane drops to a number 8 role in a 3-5-2 formation, leaving Son and Lukaku up front. The Belgian would also probably want to be the main-man upfront at his next club, which he will not be at Spurs.

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  1. Well, you could play a 3-4-1-2 where Son plays at CAM as he got pace and Lukaku and Kane play up top. Kane would be a false 9 and Lukaku would be a Target man.


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