Chelsea: Is Antonio Conte Set To Miss Out on Main January Transfer Target?

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, October 30. Conte wanted to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton in the summer. GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty

Antonio Conte faces competition from fellow Italians as Juventus is looking to lure Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku to Serie A, according to reports.

Lukaku, who currently plays for Ronald Koeman's Everton at Goodison Park, was the subject of interest from west London during the summer window.

The 23-year-old has expressed his desire to play in the Champions League, Europe's top club competition, and has shown the form that will attract many suitors.

According to Italian newspaper Calciomercato, Italian champions Juventus are already preparing to make an offer to Everton for the Belgian striker, who has ten goals in 12 games this season.

Lukaku has history at Stamford Bridge, having been signed by Andre Villas-Boas in 2011 before being sold by Jose Mourinho in 2013 for £18 million ($22 million).

Conte, who managed Juventus for three seasons, will get his closest look at Lukaku on Saturday as Chelsea hosts Everton in the Premier League tie.