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Chelsea agrees to deal with Real for Morata
    2017-July-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

CHELSEA confirmed it has agreed to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, with reports stating the fee agreed is US$97 million.

This deal is the biggest in club history, and the Blues released the following statement Wednesday.

“Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge. The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.”

Morata, 24, is a Spanish international forward, and he helped Real to lift a second successive Champions League last season.

It is believed Morata will arrive in London the next day to have a medical and discuss personal terms, with the Spaniard currently on Real Madrid’s preseason tour of the U.S.

For most of the summer it seemed like Morata would end up at Manchester United but the Red Devils plumped for Romelu Lukaku, pipping Chelsea to his signature in a US$96.5 million deal. Now the Spanish international striker (who has nine goals in 20 international appearances) is heading to west London.

Morata will link up with his former manager at Juventus, Antonio Conte, as the forward will become Chelsea’s main striker with Diego Costa now expected to leave Stamford Bridge for Atletico Madrid.

Last season Morata spent plenty of time behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema at Real Madrid, but still scored 20 goals as he returned to the Santiago Bernabeu following two fruitful years at Juventus.

Conte had taken Morata to Turin in 2014 and the predatory forward excelled in Serie A, scoring 27 goals in 93 games in all competitions. Overall he has netted 25 goals in 63 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid over the years with most of his appearances coming off the bench.

With Conte telling Costa last season that he was no longer needed, the Blues badly needed someone to replace his goals and now they have their man after an exhaustive search.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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