Sanchez and Lukaku on Chelsea list – reports

Matt Stead

Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku are both on Chelsea’s shortlist to replace striker Diego Costa, according to reports.

Costa was omitted from the Chelsea squad that won at Leicester on Saturday, after a falling out with a fitness coach in training.

The source of that argument was an offer from China for Costa, believed to be worth in the region of £80m.

While Costa is unlikely to leave during the January transfer window, the chances of him leaving in the summer have surely greatly increased.

In the Daily Mirror, Darren Lewis writes that Chelsea have already drawn up a shortlist to replace Costa, should he leave.

That list includes both Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, with his contract remaining unsigned, and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.

The other name Lewis believes forms part of that shortlist is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, managed by Antonio Conte at Juventus.

Costa was pictured back in Chelsea training on Tuesday, but is reportedly still wanting to engineer his exit from the club.