Chelsea boss in almost daily contact with Real Madrid ace, willing to pay £50.4m

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is in regular contact with Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as he looks to lure the Spaniard to Stamford Bridge, according to reports from Marca.

The 23-year-old, who starred at EURO 2016 with three goals for La Roja, only recently re-joined the Bernabeu outfit from Juventus, with the La Liga heavyweights activating a clause they put in the deal that took him to Turin in 2014.

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However, it was speculated that this was merely a move to generate a huge profit through selling Morata, although recent rumours have indicated that Real are indeed looking to keep their academy product.

But, reports now claim that Chelsea boss Conte is working hard to convince the player to leave Madrid and join his Blues revolution, with almost daily phone calls being made, and that the London club willing to pay €60m (£50.4m) for the marksman.

It’s understood that the Italian is trying to play on fears Morata has surrounding his role under Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital, with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo dominating Los Blancos’ attack.

Such a move may allow Conte to build his dream attacking partnership at Stamford Bridge, which would, according to reports, consist of the ex-Juventus ace and Diego Costa.

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