Napoli look to Lukaku for attack: Conte’s top target


As Napoli prepare for the imminent announcement of Antonio Conte as their new head coach, the club has already set its sights on strengthening the attacking line-up. According to Sky Sport Italia, the primary name on their list is Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

According to the report, preliminary discussions have reportedly taken place between the Italian coach and the former Interforward, who recently returned to Chelsea after his loan spell at Roma concluded.

Conte’s Connection with Lukaku

Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio outlines how Conte, who is on the verge of being officially confirmed as Napoli’s manager, has a clear vision for the team’s forward line and is keen on bringing Lukaku to Napoli. The Belgian international, a familiar figure to Conte from their time together at Inter, is seen as the ideal replacement for Victor Osimhen.

Having completed his stint at Roma, Lukaku is back at Chelsea, however, he is unlikely to stay with the Blues under new coach Enzo Maresca. During the last season, Lukaku played 47 matches across all competitions and netted 21 goals, showcasing his consistent scoring ability.

Dovbyk: The Alternative Option

While Lukaku remains the prime target, Napoli are also considering Artem Dovbyk as a potential alternative. The Ukrainian striker had an impressive season with Girona in the Spanish league, scoring 24 goals in 36 appearances. His performance has caught the eye of Napoli’s scouting team, making him a viable option should the move for Lukaku not materialize.

The Future of Victor Osimhen

Meanwhile, the future of Napoli’s current star striker, Victor Osimhen, is still uncertain. Arsenal have shown a strong interest in the Nigerian forward, and the possibility of his departure adds urgency to Napoli’s efforts to secure a top-tier replacement.


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