Chelsea favourites to land star striker

Chelsea have been busy working the transfer market before it officially opens on July 1. The Blues are reportedly fighting to land Alvaro Morata, while replacing Nemanja Matic with N’Golo Kante.

Real Madrid are ready to exercise their buy-back clause on Alvaro Morata but could immediately sell the Juventus striker to Chelsea, according to an excluse report by Goal.

The Serie A champions paid £15 million to get the Spaniard to Italy during the summer of 2014, but Los Blancos demanded a £23.6 million buy-back clause that can be excercised during the summer of 2016 or 2017.

Juventus are keen to hold on to the 23-year-old, but are not willing to offer more than £16 million to keep Morata, meaning Real are expected to bring back the star striker.

However, the La Liga giants are not expected to keep Morata, instead selling him to the highest bidder. Chelsea are in a prime position to sign players from Italy due to Antonio Conte’s extensive influence in his homeland, making The Blues the primary candidate to land the 23-year-old, who’s valued at around £40 million by Real.

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