Chelsea urged to sign Real Madrid star this summer

Alex McLeish believes that Alvaro Morata would be a good fit for Chelsea in the summer transfer window

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Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata Photo: Cesc Fabregas / Instagram

Alex McLeish has urged Chelsea to make a summer transfer bid to bring Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid.

The Blues are likely to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.

Antonio Conte is likely to have already been thinking about which players he would like to bring to Stamford Bridge this summer as he prepares for his second season in charge and gets his team ready for a return to the Champions League.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, and former Aston Villa boss McLeish feels that Morata would be the perfect replacement for the Spaniard should he leave the club.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday morning, McLeish said: “Antonio Conte will probably go with someone he likes that he has worked with before, or players that he has played against.

“Morata has been mentioned. He is a top-class player.”

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Morata, who played under Conte at Juventus, has scored 13 goals and made three assists in 23 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid this season.

Chelsea travel to Everton in their next Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.

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