Chelsea confident of signing star striker next week – report
Chelsea are confident of signing Alvaro Morata this summer, according to Emanuele Giulianelli
Chelsea are confident of signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid next week, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.
The Blues have been linked with a host of different players in recent weeks as Antonio Conte prepares for his first season in charge of the west London club.
However, despite all of the speculation, Chelsea are yet to announce the signing of any players this summer.
Conte is currently on duty with Italy at Euro 2016 and will not officially take over at Stamford Bridge until after the tournament in France.
Chelsea are one of the top European clubs to be linked with a move to sign Morata, with the Daily Mirror this week reporting that the striker could move to Stamford Bridge in a deal for Real Madrid to sign Eden Hazard.
Now, Italian journalist Giulianelli is reporting that Chelsea are confident of signing Morata next week.
He also states that Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Michy Batshuayi, and that Diego Costa could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer to re-join his former employers Atletico Madrid.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) July 1, 2016
Chelsea are thought to be keen to further bolster their squad this summer ahead of their disastrous campaign last term, which led to Jose Mourinho’s sacking.