Alvaro Morata
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Chelsea have been offered encouragement in their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, report Calciomercato.

Calciomercato believe that Chelsea are interested in signing the Los Blancos star this summer. The Italian outlet believe that the Premier League champions will face competition from former boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.

Calciomercato note that AC Milan are also keen to bring Morata back to Serie A, where he made 63 appearances and scored 15 goals during his time with Juventus.

However, it doesn’t look as though Morata is keen on a return to Italy. Calciomercato quote the Spanish international, who reveals:

“Italy in my future? No, it is very hard. Milan? I don’t know. I like Italy but I am also happy here. Madrid is my home and Juve is my second home.”

Morata started just 14 games in La Liga last season, but still managed to find the back of the net 15 times in Spain’s top-tier. There is no doubt that sort of prolific goal-scoring would be of use at Chelsea, but there is little to suggest that he is able to replicate that when given the full responsibility of carrying the goal-scoring burden.

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