— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) September 15, 2015
Antonio Conte has just recently arrived at the Chelsea training grounds, following Italy’s defeat in the Euro 2016 quarterfinal, but he has gotten busy at work already.
Spanish News agency Marca has reported that Real Madrid have rejected a €60 million bid from Chelsea for their Alvaro Morata – who has just recently completed a move back to the Spanish capital from Turin.
Real Madrid sold Morata to Juventus during the summer of 2014. The Italian Champions paid €20 million to secure the services of the Spanish striker, but his initial five-year contract included a buy-back clause.
Zidane chose to activate this clause, and paid €30 million to bring Morata back to Spain – a move which took place in the last two weeks.
Several news agencies have reported that Real Madrid denied Chelsea’s €60m bid for Morata, as they believe he is worth more, and holding on to the striker will only increase their chances of a receiving a higher bid.
Chelsea have been busy in the transfer market this season, after their disastrous 2015-16 campaign as reigning Premier League Champions.
The Blues already boast big names like Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, and Oscar. But they are determined to regain their dominance in the league, and it seems that they are looking to toughen up their attacking options.
The London club has already secured the services of Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi – a man who they hope will develop an attacking partnership with their Belgian winger, Eden Hazard.
Along with Morata, the Blues have also been interested in Radja Nainggolan, Kalidou Koulibaly, and N’Golo Kante.
Chelsea aren’t the only club from London interested in bringing Morata to England, as Arsenal have also been looking to sign the 23-year-old striker.
However, Real Madrid remain stubborn, and will most likely only let the player leave for a very large sum of money.