RUMOURS: Morata very close to finalising £70million Chelsea move

The Blues have been on the hunt for a striker since Antonio Conte told Diego Costa to find a new club, though their transfer plans were thrown into chaos when Manchester United hijacked a deal for first-choice striker target Romelu Lukaku.

That prompted the Blues to make contact with Real over Morata, and according to Gianluca Di Marzio and Sky Sport Italia talks have progressed at a rapid pace and are now at an advanced stage.

After originally reporting that a deal was ‘very close’ to completion, Sky Sport Italia now say that Wednesday morning’s meeting between the two clubs culminated in an agreement.

Meaning Chelsea are set to clinch the club record signing of striker Alvaro Morata after reaching an agreement with Real Madrid.

It is believed Chelsea will pay around £70 million to land Morata.

Morata is eager to finally work under Conte having been signed by the Italian at Juventus just before he went off to manage Italy, never getting the chance to play under him…

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