Chelsea suffer more setbacks in pursuit of attacking options

Chelsea has suffered yet another blow in their search for an attacker to replace the outgoing Diego Costa.

The Blues manager Antonio Conte had angered the club’s bosses by informing Costa that his services were no longer required at the Bridge, an act that instantly lowered the attacker’s market valuation.

They have been struggling to land another attacker after losing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, and that struggle is set to go on.

According to online media, AC Milan has made direct contact with the representatives of Real Madrid attacker Alvaro Morata, per the source the free spending Italians are ready to meet Madrid’s asking price of £60 million which Chelsea are still trying to negotiate. Morata has Serie A experience after starring for Juventus in two seasons there.

However, the BBC is now reporting that Chelsea has agreed on a deal with Real Madrid to sign Morata. A case of conflicting reports.

Another Chelsea target Andrea Belotti is also wanted by Milan and several Italian sources are claiming he has already agreed to move to Milan, and it is now left for the clubs to agree to the fee. Milan is willing to offer a players-plus-cash deal that would satisfy Torino’s £88 million demand.

In another blow to the Blues, Borussia Dortmund has shut the door on selling Pierre Emerick Aubameyang this summer after waiting for offers.

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