More frequent calls and messages, Conte wants Lukaku. Meanwhile, Napoli are investigating Mateta

Romelu Lukaku is the first choice for the Naples and for Antonio Conte, this is nothing new. In fact, the two have been very close since their time at Inter and have never stopped talking after their time with the Nerazzurri, but now the calls and messages have become more because the coach wants to bring him to Campania to put him at the center of the project and he obviously immediately opened up the hypothesis. His goal is to become essential again and work with Conte again.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, first of all, however, Victor Osimhen will need to leave the Neapolitan club. Arsenal and PSG like him, but no one wants to pay the 130 million clause. Meanwhile, the Neapolitans have started contact with Chelsea for the Belgian, who also has a clause, but for 43 million. A different price from that of the Nigerian, but considered too high by both sporting director Manna and president De Laurentiis. The ideal solution would be a loan, but the Blues are not opening at the moment.

The distance between the parties is high because Napoli could reach 20 million euros, maximum 25, Lukaku will have to take care of the rest and, as often happens to him, he will have to force his hand. The first alternative is Artem Dovbyk, who has a 40 million clause. The Azzurri have also explored Jean-Philippe Mateta of Crystal Palace, whose cost is 30 million. However, everything is subordinated to Osimhen and above all to Lukaku, the real objective.