Reports from Spain this weekend are claiming that Alvaro Morata has asked to join Chelsea. Morata’s career has stalled since he made a return back to the Bernabeu from Juventus. He had high hopes that he would displace Karim Benzema from Real Madrid’s first team but has been unable to achieve that so far.
Antonio Conte wants to win the Champions League next season, and knows that his current crop of players would be too small to challenge in the four competitions they will contest next season. He believes Morata can add more fire power to his attacking line up.
At 24, Morata feels he needs to play more for the benefit of his career, and believes if Diego Costa leaves Stanford Bridge he would be trusted to take up the number one striking position.
Real Madrid would love to use Morata in the deal to bring Eden Hazard to Stamford Bridge if the Blues would sanction the Belgian’s move.
Chelsea have prioritised the re-signing of Romelu Lukaku, but if the Belgian decides to join Manchester United instead, they would reportedly swoop for Morata.