The one shirt number Chelsea fans don’t want Morata to wear next season


As one striker prepares to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, another is set to arrive for £58 million.

Chelsea and Real Madrid have both announced a fee has been agreed for the signing of Alvaro Morata – one month after he came close to joining Manchester United.

Diego Costa had already been given the green light to return to Atletico Madrid by Antonio Conte, who has wasted no time in finding a replacement.


Signing Morata wasn’t part of the script, of course, given Chelsea’s board wanted Conte to bring in Romelu Lukaku, but they can hardly complain.

According to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Conte decided against pursuing Lukaku due to fears the Belgian doesn’t work hard enough off the ball.