Having faced a blow in the race to sign Romelu Lukaku, who chose to join Manchester United over the Blues, and their pursuits of other forwards like Andrea Belotti and Javier Hernandez bearing no fruits, Chelsea seem to have finally caught a break, as they close in on wrapping up a deal for Alvaro Morata.
The Spaniard was linked with an imminent switch to the Red Devils, but the negotiations failed to come to a positive conclusion due to Los Blancos’ stern stance on the player’s price tag. United eventually ended up securing the services of Lukaku from Everton, which immediately ended their interest in the Real Madrid man.
However, Morata, who was reportedly left heartbroken over his failed transfer to Manchester, could now be heading to England nonetheless, by joining the reigning Premier League Champions.
Although there has been no mention of a transfer fee yet, Real Madrid will attempt to attain as much money as possible for the Spanish international, so as to fund their hunt for AS Monaco’s young starlet Kylian Mbappe.
The signing of Morata could be the final piece of the puzzle for Conte, who readies a team capable of not only defending the Premier League title, but also mounting a genuine challenge in the UEFA Champions League in the upcoming season.
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.