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.

He tweeted:

MORE: The latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: The latest Chelsea player tweets

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.

Thomas Tuchel
Michael Essien makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers update on Amad Diallo for Man United fans
Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson sends message to Arsenal fans about Granit Xhaka
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC
Thomas Tuchel
Michael Essien makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers update on Amad Diallo for Man United fans
Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson sends message to Arsenal fans about Granit Xhaka
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature