Chelsea are closing on Alvaro Morata’s imminent transfer, according to latest reports from Gazzetta dello Sports. Italian media are convinced of advanced talks between Morata’s representatives and incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
According to Gazzetta dello Sports, Juanma Lopez (Morata’s agent) has confirmed Chelsea about player’s desires of being paid in the region of £6million-per-year. Chelsea are currently negotiating on paying the Spaniard close to £4.7m-a-year.
Despite these little jitters, Morata’s camp is convinced of sealing a move to Stamford Bridge even if it means to first complete a move to Real Madrid.
According to reports, Los Blancos are planning to trigger striker’s £23million release clause and then sell him to Chelsea for a reported £47million transfer fee.
Conte is keen on signing Morata as the 23-year-old is the ideal combination of brute force and clinical finishing. Morata scored 12 goals last season to lead Juventus to their fourth Serie A title in a row.
Add to that, Conte was the man in charge at Juventus when Morata was brought to the club and has seen his growth personally and is a big fan of Spaniard striker.
Diego Costa’s future is still in the air as it would dictate whether Chelsea need to buy another striker or Morata-Costa partnership would be the mainstay of Conte’s 3-5-2 system at Stamford Bridge next season.