Alvaro Morata responds directly to Chelsea transfer link

Alvaro Morata insists that he knows nothing about the speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea this summer

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Alvaro Morata has joked that Antonio Conte must have his old mobile phone number if the speculation that the Chelsea boss is interested in signing the Real Madrid striker this summer are true.

Morata has been touted as a possible summer transfer target for the Blues as Conte considers bolstering his squad ahead of his second season in charge at the club.

The Italian coach is likely to want a number of additions to his team at Stamford Bridge as he looks to prepare the Blues for a likely return to the Champions League for next season.

Morata worked with Conte during their time together at Juventus before the Spain international returned to Real Madrid last summer.

However, the Spanish forward has admitted that he knows nothing about the reports linking him with Chelsea.

Morata is quoted as saying by Metro: “If Conte is continuing to call me then it will be my old mobile phone because nothing has come to me.

“He won’t have my new number!”

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Chelsea are currently leading the way at the top of the Premier League table as the Blues prepare for their Premier League trip to Bournemouth on Saturday evening.

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