Chelsea move to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 10/07/17 5:14pm
Chelsea have made a move to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, according to Sky in Italy.
The Blues are set to miss out on the signing of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United and have now turned their attentions to securing a deal for the Spain international.
Sky Sports News HQ understands Morata is keen on a switch to the Premier League having previously attracted interest from United.
Real value Morata at close to £70m, although manager Zinedine Zidane wants the former Juventus forward to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Morata's agent, Juanma Lopez, and his father, Alfonso Morata, met with Real officials last Monday to discuss the future of the 24-year-old.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen his attacking options having told Diego Costa he is surplus to requirements at the club.
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The 28-year-old, who scored 20 goals last season as Chelsea won the Premier League title, is yet to secure a move away from Stamford Bridge ahead of the start of pre-season training.
Sky Sports News HQ understands Atletico Madrid are interested in re-signing Costa and are expected to make an offer for him.
Atletico are currently under a transfer embargo and would be unable to register Costa as their player until January.