Belfast Telegraph

Chelsea splash out £75m on Morata after Lukaku setback


By Staff Reporter

Chelsea will sign Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata in a deal in the region of £75m. The Blues had been desperately in need of a striker following manager Antonio Conte's decision to tell Diego Costa he was no longer needed by the club.

The English champions were initially interested in Morata  at the start of the window, but allowed their interest to drop as they felt a deal for Romelu Lukaku was easier to get over the line - only for Manchester United to snatch the Everton player from under their noses.

"The move is now subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical," Chelsea said in a statement.

Morata, 24, is a Spanish international forward, and helped Real to lift a second successive Champions League last season.

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