Chelsea are said to be considering a third bid for Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata in the coming days and weeks, with the Blues reportedly ready to put a massive £67m on the table for the Spain international.
Antonio Conte’s squad has already been strengthened by the arrival of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille, but the Express claim that they’re still ready and willing to go big on Morata as Conte looks to drag the club back into the top four after their disastrous 10th place finish last season.
However, Real’s constant rejection of approaches for the 23-year-old suggest that they may actually be – contrary to previous reports – intending to make him a key part of their squad for the upcoming season.
The player’s comments to the club’s website this week have served to add to that suspicion, the Spaniard saying: “It is incredible to be here again. It is a dream come true and I can’t wait to get started. I can’t wait for tomorrow to arrive so we can get to work.
“Zidane works hard and does a lot of physical work. I have had two great years at Juventus, I learned a lot and I can only be thankful because without this experience I would not be here.”
Blues boss Conte spoke out on the club’s transfer plans this week, saying: “About this situation I always prefer to speak with the club. We know our targets and the most important thing is there is a great synergy between me and the club on the transfer market. It’s not important to speak outside, but to keep the secret is very important at this moment.”
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