[UPDATED] Chelsea Officially Sign Alvaro Morata From Real Madrid

Chelsea are already in talks with Real Madrid to sign Alvaro Morata according to a recent report by Gianluca Di Marzioof of Sky Sports. The striker’s move to Stamford Bridge would by calculation allow Real Madrid secure Kylian Mbappe.

[4:11 PM WAT] Having got Antonio Conte tied to a new contract, the Premier League champions have apparently wasted no time in resolving their search for a new lead striker to replace Diego Costa, ending speculation that they could move for Andrea Belotti, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexis Sanchez or even Sergio Aguero.

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It remains to be seen how much Madrid stand to receive for Morata with Manchester United reportedly put off by his €70 million price tag, but the sum is supposedly already spoken for with Los Blancos known admirers of Monaco’s teenage striker Mbappe.

[6:39 PM WAT] Chelsea confirmed via their official twitter handle @ChelseaFC, also on their website that agreement has been met between the club and Real Madrid on the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge.

The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

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