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Watch: Morata staves off Manchester United talk as he lands for Chelsea medical

Fans of the two clubs are already arguing over who has got the better deal.

Gareth Hanna

Alvaro Morata has tiptoed round a question about Manchester United after he touched down at Heathrow to complete his move to Chelsea.

The Premier League champions announced on Wednesday that they had agreed a deal with Real Madrid for the forward, who is now in London. Sky Sports' Northern Irish reporter Paul Gilmour spoke with the Spaniard at the airport, where he asked how close Morata had been to a move to Old Trafford.

"I don't know," he said. "The most important this is I'm here and I'm playing for Chelsea. Finally I'm here. It's one of the best leagues of the world and I'm so happy to be here.

"I chose the best club. Antonio Conte is one of the best coaches in the world and I'm so happy to work with Antonio."

Morata was reported to have agreed terms with United, who then were not willing to meet Real Madrid's valuation and eventually signed Romelu Lukaku, who coincidentally had been heavily tipped to be joining Chelsea.

The fee for Morata is said to be an initial £58 million, potentially rising as high as £70 million with add-ons.

Fans of the two clubs are going head to head on social media, as they argue who has signed the better forward.

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