Chelsea clear favourites to make Spain star Conte’s first signing

Chelsea are now leading the race to sign Alvaro Morata this summer, according to the bookies

Chelsea are now the heavy favourites to sign Alvaro Morata this summer in what would be Antonio Conte’s first signing as Blues boss, according to bookmakers BetStars.

The west London side continue to be linked with a host of players as Conte prepares for his first season in charge of the west London club.

The new Chelsea manager is currently on duty with Italy at Euro 2016 but is thought to be working on transfers behind the scenes as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Morata has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and has been touted as a target for Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, this summer.

Real Madrid have activated the buy-back clause in the striker’s contract with a view to selling him on at a profit this summer.

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And Chelsea have now been placed as the 5/6 favourites to sign Morata this summer. Manchester United are currently priced at 9/2 to land the striker, while Arsenal are further back at 6/1 to sign Morata this summer with BetStars.

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