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​Conte relaxed over Chelsea missing out on Everton forward Lukaku

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte today insisted he has no regrets about missing out on signing Romelu Lukaku last summer because of Diego Costa's great form, reports the London Evening Standard.

The Blues made several attempts to re-sign Lukaku from Everton during the close season, but couldn't agree a fee.

Asked by Standard Sport if he feels any disappointment about not buying Lukaku, he said: "No, absolutely not.

"We have Diego (Costa) who is playing fantastic football, not only scoring the goals but working a lot and very well for the team.

"I think that I'm seeing a complete player in Diego. It's fantastic for me, for the team, to have him in the team. Also because he's scoring a lot. But above all because he's working a lot for the team. That's very important.

"When we have our strikers, plus Eden Hazard, Pedro, Willian and Oscar... all working so well for the team, it's fantastic. I have nothing to regret.

"Lukaku is a very good player, young and improving a lot, but it's right to talk about my players. I'm very satisfied with my players. I hope Diego continues in this way because his commitment is incredible."

Ian Ferris
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