Chelsea planning to bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata

The 24-year-old is believed to be closing on a move to Manchester United, with reports last week claiming that the centre-forward had agreed to join the Red Devils in a £60m deal.

Chelsea are also in the market for a new attacker as they prepare to sell Diego Costa, however, and according to The Mirror, the Premier League champions believe that Morata is a more attainable signing than Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.

The report claims that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to pay £70m to bring Morata to Stamford Bridge, which is a figure that Man United are not prepared to meet in this summer’s transfer window.

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