Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, is ready to pay £59 million to land striker Alvaro Morata. According to reports in Spain, the Italian has given up on keeping Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
Costa was a subject of a huge transfer bid from the Chinese Super League last winter, and it is believed that he had his head turned by that offer. He has not been as impressive as he was before the winter transfer window.
Antonio Conte signed Morata for Juventus when he was the manager of the Italian side, and the Spanish striker flourished under his tutelage. They both enjoy a very good relationship, and are opened to working with each other again.
Morata recently admitted that he would most likely end up in London, if he was to come to the Premier League. He disclosed that he held talks with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte last summer, but it was Real Madrid who had the final say at the time.
Chelsea could also land their former striker and current Premier League highest goal scorer, Romelu Lukaku, but they face a serious challenge from Manchester United.