Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, the Premier League champions said in a statement on Wednesday 19th, July, 2017.
The 24-year-old will complete a move to Stamford Bridge after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical expected to be done on Thursday 20th, July, 2017.
‘Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid have agreed terms for the transfer of Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge.The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.’,reads a statement on Chelsea.com
We have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Alvaro Morata…https://t.co/uuenBgcPH2
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 19, 2017
Morata will become Chelsea’s fourth signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Spanish international scored 20 goals in the 2016/17 season after rejoining Real from Juventus and went on to win the La Liga and the Champions League titles.
Morata could replace Spain team-mate Diego Costa, who says he has been told by manager Antonio Conte that he is no longer in Chelsea’s plans.
Manchester United had been interested in the spaniard prior to signing Everton striker Romelu Lukaku for an initial £75m who was believed to Chelsea’s number one striking target.