Chelsea move in pole position to sign Juventus star

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, according to latest reports.

Multiple media reports are claiming that the Blues aim to make progress in their pursuit of the Spain international before the Euro Championship kicks off this week.

Chelsea incoming manager Antonio Conte signed Morata for Juventus in 2014 before departing from the club to manage Italy national squad. He now wants to bring the 23-year-old to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Morata is also a subject of interest from his former club Real Madrid, as the La Liga club intends to activate his buy-back clause and then sell him for a profit.

He has a buy-back clause of £23m in his contract and Real Madrid value him at £40m.

Spain kick-off their Euro 2016 campaign against the Czech Republic on Monday and the West London club are aiming to
reach an understanding with the player and his club before that.

Fellow Premier League club Arsenal were also interested in the striker, but they seemed to have turned their attention towards Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

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