Alvaro Morata
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It was confirmed on the club’s official website yesterday that Chelsea had agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Alvaro Morata.

After missing out on the signing of Romelu Lukaku earlier this month, as the Guardian reported at the time, Antonio Conte looks to have weighed up other options to improve his front-line – and Morata now looks to be on his way to Stamford Bridge.

Ahead of his transfer from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata has been talking to Spanish media outlet AS about his transfer to Chelsea.

When asked about whether he had spoken to any members of the Spanish contingent currently at Chelsea, the 24-year-old striker revealed that he had already been in contact with Cesar Azpilicueta and former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

“Yes, I have spoken with Azpilicueta. And also with Fernando Torres, who has told me he’ll give me a hand with whatever I need”, revealed the striker in an interview with AS.

Morata will complete a move to Chelsea once he has passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the London club, as the club revealed on their website.

Morata’s imminent arrival to the club will be a comfort to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte who has taken only two senior strikers – Loic Remy and Michy Batshuayi – to Asia for the club’s pre-season tour.

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