In Focus: Chelsea ready to go all out to sign Morata; Mourinho wants him too

According to reports in the Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, via the Daily Star, Chelsea are ready to go all out to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Spanish media outlet says that the attacker will definitely be sold by the La Liga giants this summer as he looks to cement a place in Spain’s 2018 World Cup squad by gaining regular first team football.

With the future of Diego Costa uncertain as he continues to be linked with a move to China, and Michy Batshuayi failing to impress Conte following his move from Marseille last summer, Stamford Bridge could be the destination for him to get a consistent run in the starting line-up.

How has Morata done this season?

Having enjoyed two successful seasons at Juventus after moving to the Serie A giants from Real in 2014, the 24-year-old would have hoped that he would be given a consistent run in the team when Los Galacticos took up an option to bring him back to Madrid last summer.

However, he has made just 11 La Liga starts under Zinedine Zidane this term but despite that, he has shown his abilities by scoring 17 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.

Would he be a good addition for Chelsea?

He certainly would.

If Costa did leave then there would be a huge gap to be filled because of the Spaniard’s goalscoring record and all-round threat to Premier League defenders, but Morata has the qualities and finishing ability to make an impact in England too.

Do they face competition for his signature?

They do, and it’s from one of their Premier League rivals and former managers.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is also said to be keen on bringing the Spain international to England and according to another Spanish media outlet Don Balon, he has called Real president Florentino Perez about signing Morata as he looks for a long-term replace for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.